Washington Huskies News
9-16-14: The Washington Huskies started the 2014 college football season 2-0 and faced off with another 2-0 team in the Illinois Fighting Illini this week at home in Husky Stadium. One team was going to leave the field this afternoon with their first loss and that team was the Fighting Illini on this day as Washington absolutely dominated Illinois from whistle to whistle in this one. The final score was 44-19 in favor of the Huskies and the difference was definitely the running game in this one. Illinois was only able to muster up 78 rushing yards on 25 attempts while Washington controlled the ball and the clock with 235 rushing yards on a staggering 59 attempts. Washington simply put up points in this game as they outscored Illinois in three of the four quarters and had their first string starters out of the game early in the second half. Washington also helped Illinois score once in the second quarter as the Fighting Illini scored a safety in the end zone to account for two of the team’s 19 points. Get your tickets for next week’s Huskies game as they host the Georgia State Panthers at home. The game will be played at 6:00 pm ET and can be seen on the Pac 12 Network.
9-8-14: The Washington Huskies hosted the East Washington Eagles this week looking to build on their first game victory and start a winning streak. The Huskies edged the Eagles 59-52 this week to improve their record to 2-0 in exciting fashion. Entering the fourth quarter the Eagles were winning the game 45-44 but the Huskies were able to score two straight touchdowns in the fourth to give Washington a 59-45 lead they wouldn’t give back. The Eagles scored late in the fourth to make it a one possession game but the Huskies defense remained tough and the Huskies won the game. There was a ton of offense in this game where the Huskies put up 536 yards of total offense while the Eagles topped that with 573 yards of their own. This was a tale of two stories as East Washington threw for 475 yards while Washington rushed for 356 yards overcoming 10 penalties for 100 yards. East Washington lost two fumbles in the game and the Washington running game proved to be too much in the loss. Get your tickets for next week as the Washington Huskies will host the Illinois Fighting Illini at 4:00 pm ET on FOX.