Fri., Sept. 1: Washington at Rutgers
The Washington Huskies open the season with a cross country contest against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a difficult season, a two win ten loss campaign in 2016 for first year head coach Chris Ash. On the bright spot, they won those two games at home.
One of those losses came at the season opener to the Huskies in Seattle. Now, the Scarlet Knights will face the Huskies on their home turf, hoping to avenge the 2016 loss. In that game, the Huskies jumped out to a 48-3 lead before easing off. Rutgers scored the final ten points in that game.
Early Scare Final Fair
This game will start out competitively. In fact, the Scarlet Knights may surprise everyone with an early lead in the contest, as running back Josh Hicks will be fed the ball often. But the fireworks of the Huskies offense will kick in mid second quarter, and will give the Huskies momentum at halftime.
The second have of the game with be all Washington. Look for aerial fireworks out of quarterback Jake Browning, who will fire at will to receivers Chico McClatcher and Dante Pettis Jr . Once the Huskies get a solid lead, it will be a constant feed to running backs Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman Jr. The final score of 42 -21 is a fair showing. A solid victory, but plenty for Coach Petersen to take back to the practice field and improve upon.