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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

November 22, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Game day: Huskies vs. Oregon State

John Timu (10) and Andrew Hudson will play their final game at Husky Stadium tonight. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

John Timu (10) and Andrew Hudson will play their final game at Husky Stadium tonight. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

UW GAME DAY

Huskies (6-5, 2-5) vs. Oregon State (5-5, 2-5)
7:30 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium

TV: Pac-12 Networks. Radio: KOMO AM-1000, FM-97.7.

LATEST LINE: UW is favored by 6.5 points.

GAME PREVIEW: Huskies hope to make Sean Mannion uncomfortable.

SENIOR SENDOFF: The Huskies will honor 19 players during their senior ceremony before the game. One of those seniors, three-year starting middle linebacker John Timu, is expected to start after leaving last week’s loss at Arizona with a hip injury. One player who won’t partcipate in the senior ceremony is running back Deontae Cooper, a fan favorite who, after three major knee injuries, was granted two additional years of eligibility by the NCAA. He plans to play at least one more season for the Huskies.

LOST CAUSE? The Huskies’ 27 fumbles this season are tied (with Stanford) for most in the nation, with UW losing nine of those. For the first half of the season, UW led the nation in turnover margin; they’re still at solid plus-10 in turnover margin, but the fumbling issues have gotten out of hand lately. The Huskies hope they’ve addressed the sudden snapping issues by inserting senior Mike Criste back in at center, with senior Colin Tanigawa shifting to right guard in practice this week.

RED-ZONED OUT: The UW offense has continued to struggle in the red zone. The Huskies scored a touchdown on only one of their four trips inside the Arizona 20-yard line last week, and they’ve converted a touchdown on just four of their last 14 red-zone trips over the past four games. The UW defense, meanwhile, is the best in the Pac-12 at preventing red-zone touchdowns: In 48 trips inside the UW 20 this season, opponents have converted just 22 of those drives (46 percent) into touchdowns. (Oregon State, by comparison, is allowing opponents into the end zone on 64 percent of their red-zone trips.) In other words, the Huskies have forced opponents to attempt more field goals (15) than any other Pac-12 defense.

UW PLAYERS TO WATCH

QB Cyler Miles: 141.2 QB rating
WR Kasen Williams: 12 catches
DE Andrew Hudson: 7 sacks
DT Evan Hudson: 22 tackles

OSU PLAYERS TO WATCH

QB Sean Mannion: 131.6 QB rating
RB Storm Woods: 6.7 yards per carry
WR Victor Bolden: 58 catches
DE Dylan Wynn: 8.5 tackles for loss

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