Washington Football: A rundown of Huskies future opponents

PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies looks on during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 1, 2017 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Washington defeated Rutgers 20-14. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies looks on during a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 1, 2017 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Washington defeated Rutgers 20-14. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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PULLMAN, WA – NOVEMBER 25: Fans for the Washington Huskies cheer for their team against the Washington State Cougars in the second half of the 109th Apple Cup at Martin Stadium on November 25, 2016 in Pullman, Washington. Washington defeated Washington State 45-17. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
PULLMAN, WA – NOVEMBER 25: Fans for the Washington Huskies cheer for their team against the Washington State Cougars in the second half of the 109th Apple Cup at Martin Stadium on November 25, 2016 in Pullman, Washington. Washington defeated Washington State 45-17. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) /

Late season opponents

Utah (1-0) at BYU (1-1)

The Utah Utes face the Brigham Young Cougars in a rivaly matchup in the state of Utah. Despite being the visiting team, the Utes are slight favored in this one, but plenty are calling for the upset. If it were all about the passing game, I could see BYU winning. But the Utah Utes have a monstrous offensive line, which will open gaping holes for their running backs. Rushing offense trumps all. Utah wins.

Boise State (1-0) at Washington State (1-0)

The Boise State Broncos invade Pullman, Washington to take on the Washington State Cougars. Last season, the Cougars lost an early contest to the Broncos, so you can bet this will be a game where Washington State makes a statement. While last year’s contest featured WSU quarterback Luke Falk falling short on a late-in-the-game rally. This season, Falk needs just over 100 yards passing to set a school record. That record stands at 11,304 yards and is held by Connor Halliday set in 2014.

Never too early to prepare for the future

That’s it folks.  While this week has been focused on the future, in the next week or two, we’ll turn the lens to the past as well. The valuation of how good this Washington team is not based solely on who they WILL play, but who they DID play as well.

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Some games are underway. Other games have yet to be played. While the article is delayed somewhat, the game analysis has been awaiting publication for several days.

Enjoy your football!