Spy And Contain Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts is probably the best all-around quarterback in the nation, and is certainly the best true freshman. The Huskies need to make Hurts throw the ball, and prevent him from keeping drives alive with his legs.
Hurts can get to the edge quickly and pick up yards, so the Huskies will need to sacrifice a little pass rush to spy Hurts. One of the linebackers needs to shadow Jalen and keep him from turning the corner when he scrambles.
Forcing Hurts to throw the ball away or even into some bad decisions will be the order of the day. Even quarterbacks as good as Hurts will try to force the issue in big games like this and that could result in turnovers for the Huskies.
If Hurts is going to beat Washington, they should make sure it’s with his arm and not his legs.