The 2021-2022 College Football season kicks off with lofty expectations for Washington football. The Huskies are ready to get back on the field after only having a four-game season last year due to the pandemic.
All hopes are on the 2021-2022 season progressing as normal. Per Pac-12 rules, if any team is unable to compete due to COVID-19, they must forfeit the game. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
This season Washington will kick-off at home against the Montana Grizzlies.
These two teams have gone head-to-head 18 times in the past. The Huskies have won all but one. That loss took place in 1920.
Most of these match-ups have been a blowout on Washington’s part. In nine of those games, the Grizzlies didn’t score a single point and their highest-scoring game was 18 points.
This game already seems to be in the bag for the Huskies. It’s going to take a lot for the Grizzlies to bring down Washington’s booming defense and rising offense.
The Huskies weren’t able to rise to their full potential last season due to the shortened season. This season they finally have the chance to assert their dominance in the Pac-12 conference once again.
Washington football players to watch vs Montana
Quarterback Dylan Morris will have full command of the offense again. He started all four games in 2020 and threw for 897 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions, and a 60.9% completion percentage.
Throughout fall camp, Morris has been seen transforming into a star quarterback. His leadership, poise, and ability to run a precise offense are often mentioned when asked about Morris’ best traits.
Richard Newton and Cameron Davis
Who the starting running back will be for the Huskies will be decided between Richard Newton and Cameron. Right now, both are listed as co-starters on the depth chart.
Newton is a powerful downhill runner who will run any defender over if they get in his way. He has great vision, intangibles, and fights for extra yards.
Davis is a versatile runner who can be dangerous when given space.
Both are strong contenders to win the starting spot. However, I would expect the two to share RB1 responsibilities throughout the season unless one outperforms the other.
Who: Montana Grizzlies at Washington Huskies
Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
When: Saturday, September 4th at 5:00 PM Pacific
Where to watch: Pac-12 Networks