November push to Pac-12 Championship
Escaping October 2018 healthy and intact is a huge win for the Washington Football team. This time the team hopes to do just that. And with a late bye in November, the team can build plenty of momentum early in the season, and rest up and heal while other teams are knocked out of their top-10 rankings.
The 2018 schedule, with success, favors the Huskies this year. The team has conference games early in the season, a late bye, and a good mix of home and away games. But as the team knows, one bad game can derail the season’s hopes.
Sat., Nov. 3 – Stanford
The 2017 season was derailed by a loss at Stanford. And for the 2018 season, you can bet running back Bryce Love believes he can outperform his 166 yards 3 TD performance. And perhaps he could, at Stanford. But the Washington Huskies were humbled in 2017 at the hands of the Stanford Cardinals. So you can bet the team believes there is some retribution to be delivered. Washington wins at home.
Sat., Nov. 10 – BYE
Sat., Nov. 17 – Oregon State
Former Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith takes over the reigns as head coach of the Oregon State Beavers. There is simply far too much to fix with this team in one season to give the Beavers a chance in this one. But you can bet the game will be closer than the oddsmakers predict. Smith is, after all, very knowledgeable about the Washington roster.
Fri., Nov. 23 – at Washington State
And once more, the Apple Cup hangs in the balance as the two Washington State rivals clash in their perennial contest. This year, as five before, will likely extend the purple ornamentation to the cup for another year. And from that point, the Washington Football team will stake their claim to the Pac-12 Championship Game once more.