With Quinten Pounds out for the season, Aaron Fuller keeps making plays
Petersen talked about the reliability of Aaron Fuller and how Browning has shown confidence in him and Ty Jones when it counts. Fuller made a sensational one-handed grab on Saturday and continues to be a playmaker in the passing game.
Petersen talked about how smart of a football player Fuller is. That his high football intellect has led to 42 catches for 652 yards and three touchdowns on the season. As the season moves on, look for Browning to go to Fuller more and more.
The McKinney, Texas native has tremendous hands as evidenced by his great catch and made the big play of the game. Fuller’s 26-yard touchdown on fourth down late in the game sealed the deal. On that play, Fuller read the blitz coming and ran a perfect slant route to create a seam for Browning to deliver a money throw. It was the type of instinctual play that two veterans make.
The Huskies may be at a competitive disadvantage by not having a bye until after week 10
Petersen referenced USC being in the same situation a couple of years ago and thinks the league will look at this situation going forward. Washington will not get a bye until November 10, the week before the Oregon State game, which should be the easiest matchup on the UW schedule. The week after OSU is the much anticipated Apple Cup showdown against Washington State. That game could have the PAC-12 North division title at stake.
The bye is late in the year and the Huskies have already felt the effects of a physical first eight games. Injuries have hurt the team and many other players are banged up. But Petersen acknowledged that they have to play the schedule and will continue to prepare to win each game.
This week Washington travels to Berkeley to face the Cal Bears.