After a disappointing 30-27 PAC-12 loss at Oregon on Saturday, Washington football head coach Chris Petersen held his weekly Monday morning press conference. Here are some things we learned from it.
Well, Saturday’s loss to Oregon in overtime was a real gut-wrenching, heartbreaking loss that will make Washington football coach Chris Petersen second-guess himself. This was the game that would solidify Washington as a legitimate candidate to be in the college football playoff. But it wasn’t meant to be. Monday, Petersen spoke honestly and candidly about the loss. Here is what we learned:
The bye week seemed to help Oregon prepare for UW
Chris Petersen did admit that Oregon seemed to “tweak some things” in preparation for the big game. He felt that it was probably an advantage to have an extra week to get ready. Petersen mentioned that everyone has 85 scholarship players and good coaches.
Under the circumstances, the Ducks were ready for UW, who was coming off a hard-fought victory against UCLA. In that game, the defense showed some fatigue but held off UCLA. Fatigue finally prevailed on the winning touchdown when Huskies defenders had a chance to make a play but could not stop CJ Verdell from reaching the end zone on his six-yard run.