First two drives truly Washington Football
In the first drive, the one shrouded from Huskies fans due to the NASCAR truck pile up, the first two offensive plays of the game were an 11 yard pass complete to Salvon Ahmed, followed by a four yard run by Salvon Ahmed. Two rushes by Myles Gaskin moved the chains.
Afte that first down, quarterback Jake Browning hit wide receiver Aaron Fuller for 11 yards. Another 16 yard burst by Gaskin got a first down at the Stanford 29 yard line. Browning found Dante Pettis at the 19 for another first down. The next play was to Fuller once more for 7 yards. The next three plays had Gaskin carrying the ball for the first score of the game.
The second possession once more found Browning to Fuller, one a 32 yard strike paired up with a 15 yard penalty against Stanford. And once more, the drive ended with a touchdown run by Myles Gaskin.
Game changed on one play?
But the third possession of the game, and the momentum changer, ended in a loss of possession due to downs. With third and one at the Stanford 18, the team committed a false start. The ensuing run got the ball at fourth and one at Stanford’s 18. But Gaskin could not get the final yard to move the chains.
From that point on, the team seemed to have no answers on offense. Four punts and a turnover on a Gaskin fumble later, the Huskies fell behind 30-14 from a lead of 14-7. To get to ten wins, the team must understand what happened in that period of time. Looking at the play calls, the defense simply adjusted to what worked against them in the first half, and the Huskies found themselves paralyzed.