Notes and links the morning after the Huskies’ stunning 27-26 loss at Arizona on Saturday:
- The Huskies were confused and stung by the late collapse at Arizona Stadium.
- Jerry Brewer: UW coaches made the wrong call. Here’s Brewer’s assessment on how UW’s final drive could have and should ended:
First and 10 at the 44-yard line, 1:28 left: Miles takes a knee, 1-yard loss.
Arizona timeout at about 1:25.
Second and 11 at the 43, 1:25: Miles wastes 3 seconds and takes a knee, 2-yard loss.
Third and 13 at the 41, 0:43: Miles wastes 3 seconds and takes a knee, 2-yard loss.
Fourth and 13 at the 41, 0:01: Miles takes a final knee.
The worst-case scenario is the Huskies would’ve had to get in punt formation and snap the ball — with the clock running. The game ends on a special-teams play that punter Korey Durkee can easily make impossible for the Wildcats to return. Or he could’ve taken the long snap and run backward until the clock hit zero.
- UW’s defense benefited from the return of one linebacker, but lost another star linebacker to injury.
- Dwayne Washington had a career day to spark the UW offense.
- From Christian Caple: It was a soul-crushing loss with much blame to go around.
- From the UW Daily: The Huskies shot themselves in the foot.
- Arizona kicker Casey Skowron flipped the script to lift the Wildcats.
- It’s a season of destiny for Arizona.
- Oregon State stunned Arizona State in Corvallis late Saturday. The Beavers come to Husky Stadium this Saturday with both OSU and UW needing a win to be bowl eligible. Kickoff, it was announced late Saturday, will be at 7:30 p.m. for a Pac-12 Networks broadcast.
— Shaq Thompson (@ShaqThompson_7) November 16, 2014
Jake Browning, per his team-first values, credits teammates/coaches for passing 200 career TD mark. Had 8 in 1st half of 70-14 win & 204
— Joe Davidson (@SacBee_JoeD) November 16, 2014