Now they play on the road for the first time this season and face a Washington Huskies defense that…well…doesn’t appear to be very good. While you could argue that Washington has played a tougher schedule than OU with games at #21 Oregon and home against #15 BYU you could also make the point that the Huskies haven’t faced a team like Oklahoma either. As it is
I had a chance to ask John from UW Dawg Pound what
What kind of depth do the Huskies have on defense? Are they young? Experienced? Somewhere in between?
UW is extremely young on defense. The entire Husky team only averages 2.12 years in overall experience.
has two true freshmen that are starting on the defensive line. Alameda Ta’amu, and Senio Kelemente are HS All Americans but are over matched as freshman. The defensive backfield sports two converted safeties at cornerback. RS Quinton Richardson has played well so far and he is flanked by senior Mesphin Forrester. Nate Williams is a true sophomore that will start at safety alongside walk-on Tripper Johnson who is a 26 year old sophomore playing football for the first time since HS. The best LB is true sophomore Mason Foster. Junior Donald Butler backs up the middle and they have another walk on by the name of Josh Gage mans the outside. The Huskies have some good young talent but they are missing some key pieces and experience. Washington
Two true freshmen and two walk-on’s could be just what
Two walk-on’s starting on defense! How concerned are you facing this OU offense?
Oklahomais capable of putting 45-55 points on . The key for Washington on defense is going to be turnovers. If they can make the Sooners beat themselves a few times it will help. Washington
On offense it will be the ability to keep pace with the
and stay within striking range. Oklahoma
Communication and poise will be the key to