Washington football took control early and never looked back, dominating the Las Vegas Bowl, beating the Boise State Broncos 38-7
Washington football took advantage of freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier, who missed the last five games for Boise State due to injury, picking him off twice in the first half, and turning both turnovers into touchdowns.
The Husky defense took over the game early, and never looked back. Broncos’ running back George Holani, the Mountain West conference’s Freshman of the Year, was held to just 35 yards on 11 carries in the game.
The only touchdown of the game came when third string quarterback Jaylon Henderson pitched a shovel pass to Holani, but outside of that drive, the Broncos couldn’t seem to get anything going against the Huskies.
Petersen dug deep into his bag of tricks for one final signature trick play, designing a play for running back Richard Newton, who threw a touchdown pass to redshirt sophomore Terrell Bynum. In recent weeks, Bynum has become a favorite target of Jacob Eason, and he’s seemed to carve out a big role for himself in the offense next season. In the bowl game, he had five catches for 67 yards including the touchdown.
Eason, who went 22/32 for 210 yards and one touchdown in the game, was named the bowl’s MVP. Now, all eyes will turn from the bowl game to Eason’s decision to whether he’ll stay in school for his senior year, or enter the NFL Draft. Eason has a very high ceiling at the next level, but he’ll have an excellent supporting cast around him next season. He has until January 20th to make his decision about the 2020 season.
With this win, Chris Petersen has officially turned head coaching duties over to defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake. Petersen will go down as one of the best coaches in Husky history, and we thank him for his incredible tenure with the Huskies!