Washington football fell to the Colorado Buffaloes in an embarrassing fashion on Saturday night
Washington football played arguably their worst first half of the season, losing 13-0 at halftime and having seemingly no rhythm on offense. The only touchdown in the first half came from Colorado’s Laviska Shenault, who grabbed a pass that looked like Trent McDuffie should’ve intercepted.
The Huskies weren’t able to stop the Buffaloes anywhere on offense, as Colorado outgained Washington 406-238 on the night. It was a pretty surprising performance after the Huskies only gave up eight total yards in the second half against Oregon State two weeks ago.
The Buffaloes’ last drive started from their own one-yard line, and was aided by an offside penalty on defensive tackle Josiah Bronson that negated a safety that would’ve really swung momentum in Washington’s favor.
Jacob Eason went 21/34 for 206 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but spent the majority of his night running for his life, as he got sacked five times.
Washington’s running game is the strength all season long Colorado Buffaloes were able to stop them cold with only 32 yards on the night. Richard Newton had 32 yards while starting running back Salvon Ahmed had 29 yards; however, Jacob Eason had negative 29 yards.
The Buffaloes were led by Alex Fontenot’s 105 yards on 24 carries including a 2-yard touchdown. Shenault had 100 yards on seven catches with the incredible touchdown. Tight end Hunter Bryant led the Huskies with 5 catches for 82 yards on the night. Bryant has also recently been named a finalist for the Mackey Award, which goes to the best tight end in the country.
The Huskies now have to get ready for the Apple Cup and the in-state rival Washington State Cougars. The two teams have the same record of 6-5, which is widely considered a massive disappointment in the eyes of Husky fans, especially after this loss. Washington had never lost to Colorado since they joined the Pac-12, and won every game by 14+ points.