Washington football is looking to rebound after a gut-wrenching loss at the hand of the Cal Bears last Saturday
Washington football’s quarterback Jacob Eason played very well in his first game against Eastern Washington; however, he wasn’t able to do much against California. Eason ended up with only 111 yards passing with an interception and a fumble, without factoring in five drops from the receivers. This means we might see a wider rotation of receivers during the game this weekend, especially after the three game suspension of senior receiver Quinten Pounds.
Hawaii isn’t exactly a cakewalk of an opponent. The Rainbow Warriors have opened the season at 2-0, beating two Pac-12 teams in Arizona and Oregon State. But they were able to play both those games at home, and now they’ll have to go on the road into a hostile environment
Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald does have turnover problems, as he threw four interceptions during Hawaii’s opener against Arizona. Near the end of the third quarter, after his fourth pick, he was benched and replaced by redshirt freshman Chevan Cordeiro who went 5/7 for 58 yards and a touchdown. The Rainbow Warriors did go back to McDonald against Oregon State, and he threw for 421 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.
What does this mean for the Huskies? There are going to be plenty of opportunites to not only get after the quarterback, but also force their first turnover of the 2019 season. If the Dawgs want to get back on track on the defensive side of the ball, and for the season, they’ll have to find a way to force some turnovers and start the offense with a short field.
The offense too will probably try to keep a good balance between passing and running the ball, and if the Huskies can score early and put pressure on Hawaii, they might be able to force them into making a mistake or two.