Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nebraska 51, Washington 38

"I think there was a handful of plays that could have swung this game in either direction, some of which were self-inflicted and some of which maybe I don't agree with the call." — UW coach Steve Sarkisian.
Exactly, and Sark is being very kind about the calls, both of which were blatantly wrong enough that the on-air announcers for ABC criticized them, which is unusual.

This game actually went better than I was expecting. Washington has a lot of really strong young players, some of whom are already putting their talents to good use on the field. Quarterback Keith Price comes immediately to mind but there are several others. I was also impressed with the way Washington fought back in the fourth quarter rather than giving up. So, perhaps oddly, I am more optimistic for the season now than I was a week ago. Seattle Times coverage here; AP game summary here.

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