Washington Huskies Beat EWU to Go 2-0: Key Stats


When your team scores 59 points, you typically expect to win. The Washington Huskies did rack up that many points against the Eastern Washington Eagles on Saturday.

Here’s the thing…the Huskies almost lost.

Yes, Washington held EWU at bay to win 59-52, but it wasn’t exactly an impressive performance on both sides of the ball. Call it a long day of interesting mismatches. Here are some key numbers.

2: Number of turnovers committed by EWU. Pretty much the key to the game. If they don’t commit those turnovers, it might have come down to which school had the ball last.

3: Number of punts. When two teams combine for 111 points, few drives are being wasted.

4: Touchdowns produced by Washington quarterback Cyler Miles (Three rushing, one passing). It was good to see Miles back under center after serving a one-game suspension to start the season.

8: Number of rushers for the Dawgs. Lavon Coleman led the way with 118 yards on 17 carries (6.9 yards per carry).

46: Pass attempts by EWU. In contrast, Washington threw the ball 24 times. Meanwhile, the Huskies rushed 57 times, to EWU’s 36 attempts.

356: Rushing yards by the Huskies. We’ll see if they can do that against bigger defensive lines in the Pac 12.

475: Passing yards by Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. Good QB? Or bad DBs? Probably a little bit of both.

1,109: Combined offensive yardage between the two teams. Do you think the respective defensive coordinators had a good day? Probably not.

The Huskies will need to shore up their defense in the next couple of weeks, because allowing 52 points to more formidable opponents is not going to work. Not every game can be a shootout.