Five takeaways from Washington Football road victory over Colorado

BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: Myles Gaskin
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Takeaway II – That Huskies defense is incredibly tough

The Washington defense faced a great running back and a solid stable of receivers from the Colorado Buffalo. The Huskies had a solution for both sets of weapons.

After the opening drive, where Colorado appeared to have the Huskies defense on their heels, Washington played superb defense. The team surrendered just three points the rest of the way.  That is on the road, against the same team faced in last season’s Pac-12 championship game.

No oxygen? No problem at all

Most teams struggle in the higher altitude atmosphere of Colorado.  But Washington’s defense shrugged off the lack of oxygen to stop Colorado again and again. Not only did the team stop Colorado’s offense, but opportunistically manufactured three turnovers in the game as well.  One pick resulted in a touchdown.

As the game progressed, the Huskies seemed to get stronger. They did not allow 200 yards in the air, and did not allow a running back to get 100 yards on the ground.  As a matter of fact, the defense created so much havoc up front that they sacked the Montez five times – one time with just a three man rush.