Washington football wanted to show this week they’re for real after losing to the California Golden Bears for the second straight year last weekend
The offense responds
Washington football’s quarterback, Jacob Eason, rebounded in his third game in purple and gold. Eason threw three touchdowns in the first half, and on the game, he completed 18 of 25 for 262 yards. Tight end Hunter Bryant had a big game as well, leading the team with 115 receiving yards and a atouchdown. The Huskies also rushed for two touchdowns in the first half as well, and jumped out to a 38-0 lead early on.
Hawaii tried to make it interesting
There are still some questions to be answered on the defensive side of the football. Hawaii scored on two straight posessions, to end the first half and to start the second half. Not to mention, the Rainbow Warriors scored 20 unanswered points, bringing the score as close as 38-20 at one point in the second half. The defense beared down after that, and the Huskies pulled away to their 52-20 win.
The fourth quarter was all Washington and redshirt freshman Richard Newton scoring two of his three touchdowns on the day. Newton has turned into the back the Huskies seem to be most comfortable with inside the 10 yard line, and it looks like he’s taken Myles Gaskin’s spot in the wildcat formation.
Myles Bryant comes up big
The Washington defensive back was a preseason All Pac-12 first-team selection, and Myles Bryant showed what he was made of on Saturday night against the Hawaii Warriors who throws the ball a lot on offense. Warriors’ quarterback completed 22 out of 33 passes for 218 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. Bryant had two interceptions, along with the team’s only sack, and made four tackles as well. Fellow defensive back Keith Taylor led the Huskies with seven tackles.