This hasn’t exactly been the season Jimmy Lake was expecting. The Washington football coach was hoping to contend for a Pac-12 title for the second straight season, but his team had other plans.
After starting the year in the AP Top 25, the Huskies lost to FCS squad Montana in the opener before getting throttled by Michigan in Week 2. They rebounded to beat Arkansas State and Cal, but have since lost a couple of conference games in a row, essentially dropping out of the Pac-12 title race.
Now, they’ll face an 0-6 Arizona team looking to end a horrid losing streak that dates all the way back to the 2019 season.
Will Washington fend off an upset-deprived Arizona team on Friday night?
3. Washington has a 100-yard rusher
Arizona has one of the worst run defenses in the country, allowing over 200 yards per game on the ground. This has to be music to the Huskies’ ears.
Washington has had one of the worst run games in the country, averaging about 111 yards per game, but something’s got to give on Friday night. Will the Huskies’ offense prevail or will it be the Arizona defense? I’m going with the former.
Not only will the Huskies approach 200 rushing yards as a team, but they’ll also boast a 100-yard rusher.
Who will it be? That’s tough because Sean McGrew had 100 rushing yards just two games ago and Kamari Pleasant has 164 yards on 21 carries over the past two games. But if I had to guess, I’d go with Pleasant here because it seems like he’s turned a corner.