Can Washington Football team expect BIG GAME from big TE Will Dissly?

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The Washington Football team‘s tight end supply seems to be bottomless. After the team was unable to return Drew Sample to the field, Will Dissly grabbed his helmet and had a huge game

Next man up is more than a slogan or feel good message for the Washington Football team. It’s a way of life. When one player falls to injury, the next player in the depth chart is expected to perform at the same level.

Tight end Will Dissly may have overshot that expectation.

And for quarterback Jake Browning, he’s just fine with that.

Quarterback’s best friend, a pass-catching tight end

Will Dissly is not known for his pass-catching. In fact, he has a reputation for enjoying the blocking aspects of being a tight end. But when tight end Drew Sample went down, the Huskies needed Dissly to catch a pass.

His first catch was a highlight reel reception, a strike for 29 yards at the 11:36 mark. The second catch was a 20 yard touchdown strike with 46 seconds remaining in the first half.  The third pass happened with just 5:50 remaining in the third quarter, a three yard hurl to Dissly in the end zone for his second touchdown.  Dissly had two other pass recptions, for a total of five on the day.

In the game, he delivered the offensive knockout combination of two solid touchdown catches.

Can Dissly play huge again?

Not bad for a young man whose role increased dramatically on game day.

Will Dissly seemed to be a giant among men versus Montana. Tacklers seemed to simply bounce off him, or grabbed on to be drug for yards. After the Rutgers game, Dissly seemed to deliver the type of physicality that the team sorely needed.

Now, the question is: Can Dissly play huge again?  Yes. While this was a contest fueled in the emotions of a young man playing in front of his hometown friends and neighbors, Dissly delivered more than just a one-hit wonder.

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The Washington Huskies will not have an easy time of it when facing the Fresno State Bulldogs. But that is not to say the score will end up decided by a field goal. This is a game the Washington Football team must win.

And if tight end Will Dissly shows up big again, they certainly will.