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September 11, 2007 at 10:26 AM

Did the Huskies get more conservative?

Noted a lot of comments on here about UW’s play selection Saturday, especially after the Huskies drew out to a 24-10 lead.
So I thought I’d break it down and see what the numbers show:
First quarter:
15 runs for 75 yards, 3-8 passing for 33 yards.
Second quarter:
4 runs for 4 yards, 6-10 passing for 100 yards
Third quarter:
6 runs for 9 yards, 3-5 passing for 48 yards
Fourth quarter:
15 runs for 50 yards, 1-2 passing for 12 yards
As it appeared at the time, the numbers make clear that UW established a running game early and when BSU adjusted the Huskies then went to the pass in the second quarter. Those numbers might have looked better if not for several dropped passes in that quarter.
Then in the fourth quarter, always having a 14-point lead when they had the ball, the Huskies tucked it in and didn’t do much other than runs, as well. Jake Locker’s first pass of the fourth quarter was intercepted and he attempted only one more pass on three possessions the rest of the game.

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