Washington senior running back Myles Gaskin missed the first game of his career against Colorado. The Huskies still won 27-13 as Salvon Ahmed, Sean McGrew and Kamari Pleasant combined for 166 rushing yards.
His high school coach calls Sean McGrew the most talented running back he’s ever coached. So it’s not a surprise to him, or McGrew’s coaches and teammates at Washington, when the redshirt sophomore takes advantage of increased opportunities.
After narrowly missing the NCAA Tournament last season, Washington designed the 2018-19 non-conference schedule around making the field. The challenging slate is a risk worth taking, said head coach Mike Hopkins.
Washington’s offense will play a role in stopping Colorado’s offense, Huskies head coach Chris Petersen said Thursday. A big factor for UW will be holding onto the ball to limit the Buffaloes’ time of possession.
Washington seniors Ben Burr-Kirven and Tevis Bartlett started their careers as inside linebackers. Bartlett moved outside before the start of their first season, but now he’s back inside. To Burr-Kirven, it feels like everything has come full circle.
Washington head coach Chris Petersen said Jaylen Johnson’s ejection for targeting was a critical moment in the Huskies’ loss to Oregon on Saturday. Still, he said he wants those penalties called in order to keep players safe.