We’re behind the third week of the college football season, and the picture of the College Football Playoff Extension is clearer. Most of the usual contenders, such as Georgia, Alabama and Ohio, won in explosive style, as expected. However, a surprising college football team emerges as a contender after Saturday’s big win: Washington.
Both huskies made a big statement with 39-28 over no. Michigan’s 11 in a game wasn’t as close as the score suggests. Washington had a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter and racked up more than 500 yards of total attack.
The college football world has paid attention to Washington’s Big Day. After starting the season unranked for the first three weeks, all Huskies jumped up to rank 18 in the AP’s latest survey. some like ESPN’s Bill Connellythey claimed Washington could be the playoff team at the end of the season.
While that sounds a bit ambitious, huskies are in a great position to make some noise this season. Here are a few reasons why Washington is in line for a major college football game at the end of the season.
3. Football in Washington has a poor 2022 schedule
With the win over Michigan State, Washington wrapped up a non-conference roster undefeated 3-0. Husky’s schedule so far has been pretty easy so far, with games against Kent State and Portland State in the first two weeks, but they’ve dominated every game so far. Despite the lackluster competition, Washington appears as a strong opponent for any team in the Pac-12.
Even with conferences looming, Washington’s schedule looks more than manageable ahead. The Husky has just one more game against a rated opponent, a road match with Oregon on November 12. They avoid two other conference heavyweights, USC and Utah, and play most bottom feeders like Stanford, Arizona State and Colorado.
This poor schedule may harm husky dogs, as the CFP selection community appreciates the strength of the schedule. If the goal is to only reach a bowl, then this table could be an asset.
With that way into the future, the Husky has a real chance of ending the regular season with a single loss, or maybe even without a defeat if they can beat the ducks. That could earn them a good spot in the Pac-12 Championship game, and if that happens, all bets are off.
2. Renewing the training staff
It might be hard to believe after a strong start to the season, but Washington was a disaster in 2021. The Husky finished the season 4-8, including a 3-6 mark in team play. That season included some miserable matches, such as a loss to FCS Montana to start the season and a 40-13 defeat against Washington State to close it out.
A big part of Washington’s struggles last season was coach Jimmy Lake. Not only was he ineffective on the court, he was also a distraction from him. Washington hanging lake On the 8th of November after he got physical with two players in practice, he was sent off shortly after.
To replace Lake, Washington hired Fresno State coach Calin Debore after the end of his 9-3 season with the Bulldogs. So far, the employees have paid dividends to the Husky family, and they seem to be a completely different team so far this season. If he can continue to build a winning culture this season, the sky is the limit for all huskies.
1. Michael Benicks Jr., the soccer star in Washington
After four seasons at Indiana, Benicks decided to take his talents to the West Coast for 2022. The Tampa native put together a solid career as a Hoosier, with over 4,000 yards, 29 touchdowns, and a 12-5 record as a rookie. Deborah He called it the principle In August, and with his performance, it’s hard to believe there was any competition at all.
Penix was a dynamo for the Huskies during their first three matches. The quarterback completes 66% of his passes for 1,079 yards and 10 touchdowns with only one pick. He made a special appearance against the Spartans, throwing 397 yards and four touchdowns to win the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.
His name is Michael Bennix Jr. And he is.
– Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) September 18 2022
Even better, Penix has already developed an impressive chemistry with its receivers. Sophomore Jalen McMillan leads the team with 16 passes and 308 yards, with three touchdowns to take off. Freshman Ja’Lynn Polk got off to a slow start, but went off with six catches for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the Michigan State game.
Penix is in full swing to smash career highs into the yards and touchdowns, which should get all Huskies fans excited. Washington’s offense currently ranks fourth in yards and second in passing yards, thanks in large part to Penix. If he could maintain this level of play, the Husky would be a fearsome team for any opponent.