Washington linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven finished with 20 tackles in UW’s 27-20 victory over Washington on Saturday night. It was the most by a UW player since John Fiala had 22 at Arizona State on Sept. 7, 1996.
Washington’s players and coaches took turns describing Arizona State’s defense, calling it chaotic and unpredictable. They all agreed it will present a challenge when UW faces the Sun Devils on Saturday.
Washington was 6-0 and winning by an average of 32.8 points when it traveled to Arizona State last season. The Sun Devils handed the Huskies’ their first loss, 13-7, in a game many of UW’s players and coaches still think about.
Washington’s Jake Browning threw for one touchdown and ran for another in a victory over Utah, but his lone interception while trying to avoid a sack is still a topic of conversation. During his press conference on Monday, head coach Chris Petersen both defended and critiqued his quarterback.
Washington’s players and coaches often say that turnovers come in bunches. After forcing just one in the first two games of the season, the Huskies came up with three in their 21-7 victory over Utah on Saturday night.
Wshington Huskies redshirt freshman Cade Otton caught his first touchdown pass against North Dakota last week. The Tumwater product was the Class 2A state player of the year in 2016 as a high school senior.