Washington Football victory keys on Greg Gaines and Vita Vea

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EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: Defensive lineman Vita Vea
EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: Defensive lineman Vita Vea /

Run defense is the difference in championship play. That being said, the Washington Football team has a stalwart run defense. The keys?  Greg Gaines and Vita Vea

The Washington Football team is not about spotlights, glitz, headliners, or individual accomplishments. Now, don’t get me wrong, the athletic program certainly has more than their fair share of record setting individual achievements. But that is not the objective of the Washington Huskies. Nor is it the objective of defensive tackles Vita Vea nor Greg Gaines.

The call to this University is the calling to something greater together – not apart. To become a Washington Husky, players grow by becoming part of something bigger, and better. That is how the “next man up” system works. that is how it succeeds.

Until now.

Gaines and Vea are keys to victory

The stakes quadruple this weekend. Suddenly the game is not “just a game”, but a rematch. It’s a battle against a seasoned opponent who wants desperately to win.  And so, the team must lean more heavily upon their own battle tested warriors.

Defensive tackles Greg Gaines and Vita Vea are two such warriors.

So far this year, the Washington Football team is one of the stingiest defenses at giving up yards. In fact, the team is second in both total yards and rushing yards surrendered in the Pac-12 for good reason.  Or better yet, “reasons”.  You see, when either Greg Gaines or Vita Vea place a hand in the dirt, they are next to impossible to push off the line of scrimmage.