Scouting Washington Football opponent: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Running back Myles Gaskin
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Running back Myles Gaskin /
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ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Myles Gaskin
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Myles Gaskin /

Washington offense will control ball

College football openers mean emotion upon emotions. In the stands, on the field, and in the hearts. Let’s face it, everyone will be excited to have football back. But this is not the game to push the envelope on the offense early. That Rutger’s defense will be running on pure emotion for the first 15 minutes of the game.

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That means the Washington football team must gear down and play ball control offense initially.  Thankfully, that means healthy doses of running back Myles Gaskin, but there are more ball carriers on this team.

This is a game the Washington Huskies should win hands down.  But there are three variables which will be an excellent test for this football team:

Three important factors of game one

I. The game is played in a hostile stadium in the eastern time zone. That throws off everyones internal clock, and will force the team to rely upon their training and discipline.
II. The game is a “should win” contest, which will test the team’s ability to play as the favorite on the road.
III. This game will test the Washington football team fundamentals. Any early mistakes opens the door for Rutgers. The Huskies will need to play mistake free to attain and keep an early lead.