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Washington Auburn halftime report: passing offense

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Jake Browning (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Quarterback Jake Browning (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

At the halfway point, let’s look at Washington Football team’s passing offense against that Auburn defense

Well here we are at the halfway point. Nervous? Confident? The emotions are at their peak right now. While the images of the first half are still fresh in your mind, let’s break down some important factors in today’s game. In this article, we’ll look at how well the Washington Football team is passing the ball.

In the minutes leading up to the game, Huskies fans weighed in on our Twitter poll relatively lukewarm on the confidence. As game time kickoff approached, when asked “What is your take on Washington’s football’s passing offense today?” the votes distributed this way:

Great job – 40%
Not bad – 35%
Needs to improve – 9%
Yikes! – 9%

But by halftime, it had become a game of two narratives.

B-. . Washington Football . S2018E1. Passing offense

For the first quarter, senior quarterback Jake Browning was completely ineffective. His first pass completion ended up in the hands of tight end Drew Sample. He appeared to toss a boneheaded interception which dug the Huskies deeper into the hole.

For many fans, that closed the book on Browning, and were not encouraged by anything which followed.  Despite the cynicism, good things did come to the Huskies in the passing offense.

For starters, senior wide receiver Aaron Fuller hauled in five passes for 100 yards already. Add the reception for Ty Jones of 36 yards as the first half came to a close.  Browning appeared to be in complete control as he finished off the touchdown drive with a 13 yard strike to wide receiver Quinten Pounds for the first Huskies TD for the game.

The Washington Football team passing offense truly heated up in the second half. With that type of performance in clutch time, the Huskies will have reason for confidence in the closing minutes of this game.   Not a great performance so far, but one thing is very obvious this season.

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Offensive coordinator Bush Hamden will change offensive tactics mid-game.  That’s already better than last season. And with that reassurance heading into the second half, I remain positive over the outcome of this game.