Washington football looked dominant throughout their entire battle with Eastern Washington on Saturday
Washington football ended the first half leading 28-7, and Jacob Eason had already thrown three of his four touchdowns on the day. He went 27/36 on the day for 349 yards and those four TD’s. The Huskies scored early and often, and even added their first safety since 2013.
A great start
The offense got off to a great start scoring three times in their first three possessions while the defense was able to stop EWU Eagles for most of the first half. The Eagles finally were able to score with 57 seconds left in the first half, but the Huskies
Comfortable under center
Eason looked comfortable taking snaps from both centers. The Huskies offensive line gave Eason plenty of time to throw the ball. All-American center Nick Harris went down early, and we’ll see how he progresses through the week.
Eason continued comfortable beginning of the second half throwing another touchdown in the first series.
The Huskies defense didn’t make it comfortable for EWU quarterback Eric Barriere who was sacked three times in the first half. This was especially impressive because he is a good running quarterback.
A Big Debut
Redshirt freshman running back Richard Newton scored the Huskies first touchdown of the season. Newton ended up leading the Huskies in rushing going 91 yards on 12 carries with the one touchdown. Expect to see a lot more of Newton for the rest of the season.
Aaron Fuller had two outstanding touchdowns for the Huskies. His first touchdown was a leaping one handed grab, and the second was a diving catch going for 18 yards and the first touchdown in the second half. In all, he caught five passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
The Husky defense had a good solid game as well. It is hard to tell when your offense is playing so well while scoring at will. They were able to keep Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere at bay. He went 21/35 for 211 yards and one touchdown. The Huskies also managed four sacks against Eastern.
Next up for the Huskies will be the California Golden Bears. Though this was an outstanding game, that game will show how serious they will be in the Pac-12