Washington football (4-0) is gearing up for an exciting Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Wildcats (3-1).
Washington football, who is currently ranked No. 7 in the latest Associated Press poll, is riding high with an explosive offense and an intimidating defense. As the two teams prepare to clash, let’s take a closer look at what to expect from both sides.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Arizona Wildcats have faced a challenging start to the season, with zero interceptions to their name. This could spell trouble when going up against the Huskies, who boast one of the most potent offenses in the nation. Washington football’s offense has been firing on all cylinders, scoring a whopping 199 points in just four games, marking their highest point total through four games since 1944. Another thing to note is that the Huskies have scored at least 41 points in each game this season. They have also won every game by at least 27 points.
When it comes to rushing defense, the Wildcats have allowed an average of 95 yards per game, which may provide an opportunity for Washington’s running game to shine. These past two weeks the Huskies have started to get their run game going. Last week, Dillon Johnson rushed for 66 yards on 10 carries for one touchdown. Sam Adams II also scored a touchdown and rushed for 22 yards on four carries.
Additionally, Arizona will have to contend with a Huskies offensive line that has been incredibly effective, allowing just one sack in four games. This level of protection for their quarterback is reminiscent of last year when Michael Penix Jr. was sacked only five times.
Looking at recent history, Arizona lost to Washington last year with a score of 49-39. Furthermore, the Wildcats haven’t managed to beat the Huskies at home since 2014, making this an uphill battle for the Wildcats.
One significant difference for the Huskies this year is the impressive performance of their secondary. Under Coach DeBoer’s guidance, the secondary has not only developed depth but has also become a force to be reckoned with. They have already come up with seven interceptions as a defense since the season began, making them a dreadful obstacle for Arizona’s passing game.
In conclusion, as the Huskies and Wildcats prepare to face off in Week 5, the Huskies’ high-powered offense, rock-solid offensive line, and improved secondary could spell trouble for Arizona.