BYU at Washington Huskies
Andrew Durant – UW and BYU are both at 3-1. Washington desperately needs to pull off this win to keep their playoff hopes alive. There are ways for both teams to win this game, if the BYU defense pressures QB Jake Browning, then Browning will be forced to get rid of the ball faster than he wants to and make mistakes.
In the only loss of the season so far for Washington, Browning was sacked five times and threw an interception. In all of three of Washington’s wins, Browning was sacked one or fewer times. BYU must put pressure on the QB to win this game. For Washington to win, they must run the ball for 160 yards or more, which they will. I like the Huskies in this one.
Ed Stein – The Washington Huskies go up against the 20th ranked BYU Cougars in a non-conference game. If the Huskies goal is to win the PAC-12, they don’t need this one. If their goal is an invite to the playoffs than this is a huge game. I’m betting Chris Petersen is after the latter.
Brigham Young has only broken 30 points in a game once this season and that was in their 30-3 win over McNeese State last week. Opposing offenses have gotten their fill of Huskies linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven and BYU will be no exception. The Huskies are going to be toughest defense BYU sees all season. Washington’s offense will put up more than enough points to win.
Mrs. Site Expert – BYU
Matt Barry – The Huskies have a better team, that has started to figure it out offensively and become more balanced. BYU is a dangerous team that Washington coach Chris Petersen considers BYU a solid team who is technically sound. Washington needs the offensive line to continue to gel and provide time for QB Jake Browning. If this happens, the Huskies should win at home. Washington beats BYU by a couple of touchdowns.