There are questions swirling about the legitimacy of the Washington Huskies as they make their CFP case. They have a chance this week to show out vs. USC.
The Washington Huskies are ranked 5th in the first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. Some may say this is too low given their impressive win against the Oregon Ducks a few weeks ago and some teams in front of them perhaps being less “proven”.
The Huskies have had a few games since where they have struggled against teams that, in theory, they should have no problem with. One example is the 15-7 victory over Arizona State that took until the 4th quarter to secure. Are they a paper tiger, or are they for real? They have a chance this week to make some noise, and I believe they will do so in a big way. Here are some specific reasons why I believe the Huskies will take care of business against USC on Saturday.
1. USC is very vulnerable right now.
USC is clearly not what we thought they might be this year. Of course, there were question marks about the defense given that it was their achilles heel last year. The defense has been as bad if not worse, and they seem incapable of stopping anyone right now.
Washington is not the opponent that USC needs right now. They are coming off a loss to Notre Dame, a loss to Utah, and a 1 point victory over Cal in a game where nearly 100 points were scored.
Don’t be surprised if Washington doesn’t punt on Saturday. This is one of the worst defenses Washington will see all year. Huge day for Michael Penix incoming, and a ton of points scored by the Huskies.