The offensive line continues to improve
The line in front of Jake Browning was excellent for much of the game and allowed just one sack. They were able to create a great pocket and keep Browning’s feet and passing lanes free of ASU defenders. The O-line has been playing catch up all year with the loss of All-American left tackle Trey Adams. It hasn’t been easy to replace such a veteran talent and leader, but the group is beginning to gel.
Petersen and his staff have done a great job with the line and it showed on Saturday. Not only did Browning have his best overall game, but running back Myles Gaskin rushed for 86 yards, as well, after a 143-yard performance last week, and Salvon Ahmed added 71 yards on 10 carries.
The offensive line will be one of the most important factors the remainder of this season. They will need to stay away from further injuries and continue to develop if Washington wants to win the PAC-12 and go to the playoffs.
The unit continues to improve and may just play themselves into one of the best lines in the conference even without Adams. Right now, they are equally effective pass blocking and run blocking for Gaskin.
As mentioned earlier, next up is Brigham Young. Before the season began, this probably looked like a fairly easy win for the Huskies, but now it is a tough, non-conference, ranked opponent. The contest is at home for Washington, which should help them keep their three-game winning streak alive.