3) The Huskies offense needs more balance going forward
At times this season, the Huskies have looked explosive in the passing game behind QB Jake Browning. The senior quarterback has a ton of experience and a good set of weapons on offense.
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Midway through the Auburn loss, Browning began to have some success throwing the ball down the field. He was able to hit WRs Aaron Fuller and Ty Jones to exploit the secondary on occasion. He also threw for over 300 yards against North Dakota. But in each of those two games, the consistency was not where it should be and bad, careless turnovers left a mark.
The Huskies were more reliant on Browning in those games and needed more from Myles Gaskin and the backs. The roles reversed on Saturday and the running attack led them to victory. Some would say that it is a good sign that a team can win different ways and that may be true.
Going forward, the Huskies need to find a good balance between the run and the pass. Some of that inconsistency may be caused by a constant shuffling on the offensive line. LT Trey Adams will not return this season. Therefore the coaching staff will need to see a more stable, cohesive unit.
If the Huskies can figure out how to create more balance, they will be a serious threat to run the table and make the College Football Playoff. A balanced offense paired with a physical, stingy defense would be hard to beat in the PAC-12 the rest of the way.
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