Sunday, October 17, 2010

Washington 35, Oregon State 34 (2OT)

Wow! Washington starts out 21-0, then OSU catches up, then the defenses arrive and things go scoreless for a long time, then two overtimes. In the end, Mike Riley decides to go for two in the bottom of the second overtime and the Beavers just can't do it.

Lots of gritty play from Washington on both sides of the ball.

Now Washington runs a gauntlet of Arizona, Stanford and Oregon, with Arizona and Oregon as away games. If they can win one of the three, they will be in a very good position for their final three games with Cal, UCLA and WSU and in a very good position to get to a bowl at either 6-6 or, better, 7-5.

As an aside, what happened to BYU? They are 2-5 despite being hyped a lot prior to their season-opening win over the Huskies. It would be great to have that one back ...

As another aside, I was impressed with Brock Huard's work as part of the ESPN coverage team as well. He is still pretty new in his job but had smart, reasonable things to say. Of course, Oregon State fans watching the game may not have been that excited by a team that included a former Washington QB and a former Oregon coach!

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