Washington football has to leave the comforts of Husky Stadium for the first time this season, how will they respond in a hostile environment at BYU?
BYU, just like Eastern Washington and Hawaii who they beat handily, they throw the ball most of the time. They also run the ball on occasion to keep opposing defenses off balance. This gives Washington football’s young defensive backs a tough test, and it could be something similar to what they’ll see against USC next weekend, and against WSU in the Apple Cup.
BYU’s quarterback is sophomore Zach Wilson who took over duties half through his freshman season in 2018, BYU went 4-3 in his seven starts last year. Wilson is 6’3 still known for his scrambling ability like another Wilson we know in these parts though much taller. The Huskies will have to watch he doesn’t get out of their grasp. The Cougars have eight wide receivers Wilson will throw to in the game though they did have eleven who caught at least one pass against USC.
Last year, the Huskies beat a ranked BYU 35-7 at home. Salvon Ahmed had two touchdowns in the game and wide receiver Aaron Fuller caught eight passes for 107 yards. Also, Myles Bryant led the Huskies with seven tackles and had a sack in the game.
The Cougars have been good so far this season, but their wins against USC and Tennessee aren’t nearly as impressive as they might have been in previous years, and they couldn’t get much going in their loss against Utah.
BYU plays fast and physical, so this should be a fun game to watch. The Huskies want to be sharp as this is the last non-conference game this season. After the Cal loss, the Huskies really need to find a way to win out to have a shot at the Pac-12 title, and also, a chance at a New Year’s Six bowl.