As the Washington Huskies take their unbeaten record to California, we look at three keys which will help determine if they can avoid an upset against the Golden Bears.
The Washington Huskies just keep rolling along, swotting away all challenges with minimal trouble….Okay, fine, that’s not always the case, as evidenced by last Saturday’s game in Utah.
Things were looking good midway through the second quarter, with the Dawgs holding a 14-0 lead. However, credit to the Utes for battling back and making a game of it, before ultimately losing 31-24.
From the Huskies’ point of view, they also get kudos for coming through despite not being at their best. In addition, it’s a good sign to see them win a physical encounter on the road against a ranked opponent.
As head coach Chris Petersen said to the media after the game: “I think each week is a new test, and I just like it when they answer hard tests.”
In that respect, the California Golden Bears should provide another challenge, especially with them holding a 3-0 record at home so far this season. Let’s consider three factors, which will go a long way towards deciding how much trouble the Huskies will have in remaining unbeaten.