It’s a new week following a very rough 0-2 weekend for Seattle football, and in the Pac-12 that means another high-profile game week. Both the Oregon Ducks and ESPN College Gameday will be visiting Montlake, and we will be posting everything you need to know about Oregon and this rivalry game all week long.
Stories Especially Worth Reading:
The UW Dawg Pound has handed out Game Awards for the loss to Stanford.
In case you missed it, Coach Sarkisian called out Stanford pretty directly for allegedly faking injuries late in the 4th quarter of Saturday’s game. I’m very slow to accuse someone of faking an injury, but the way that both Skov and Gardner fell to the ground and limped to the sideline only to both return within the next few minutes is highly suspicious. If either player had stayed out of the game for more than a play or two, it would likely be inappropriate to throw around accusations, but that was not the case. It is a different question altogether as to whether or not Coach Sark should be bringing up the issue at all given that punishment for faking injuries is just about impossible. Oh, and Tosh Lupoi has a history of blatantly faking injuries from his time at Cal.
The Pac-12 Blog has a post suggesting that even in defeat, the Huskies aren’t beaten.
Oh, and Washington still projected to the Holiday bowl. If they want that picture to change, all they have to do is win this Saturday.