If there's anything the Washington Huskies have proven through the season's first three games, it's that they have the ability to make big plays.
Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.
Illinois visiting Washington was supposed to be the first major test of Chris Petersen's initial season with the Huskies. Challenges are all the Huskies have faced in their first two weeks.
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It's not as if Chris Petersen is attempting to teach his Huskies players to speak Mandarin. Except it apparently feels like it.
Washington has looked strong both offensively and defensively this year. The problem is, it hasn't happened in the same game.
Cyler Miles ran for three touchdowns rushing and threw for another in his season debut at quarterback, and Washington withstood seven touchdown passes from Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., in a wild 59-52 win on Saturday.
Chris Petersen's debut at Washington could hardly have been more of a dud...
The least surprised people in the college football nation at the change at quarterback were the Washington Huskies.
If you ask any head coach what the most important statistic in any game is, they’ll tell you it’s the final score.
After a lackluster offensive showing in its opener, No. 25 Washington will have a different quarterback for coach Chris Petersen's home debut.
John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch and No. 25 Washington held off Hawaii 17-16 on Saturday night despite a weak second half in coach Chris Petersen's Huskies debut.
Washington Huskies wide receivers Jaydon Mickens, John Ross and Marvin Hall have named themselves the Legion of Zoom, and they're ready for lift off this season.
Chris Petersen is highly organized, detail-oriented football coach who seeks to run a program square, plumb, flush and level. Hospital corners on bed sheets so crisp they leave cuts. It would be intriguing to see, if someone were to pull up Petersen's tucked shirt from his trousers, whether he would spontaneously combust.
For Jeff Lindquist, he’s exactly where he wants to be. He’s the starting QB at the University of Washington. He grew up a fan of the Huskies his whole life, dreaming of being in the position he is today. He’s fallen asleep at night seeing himself leading Washington to a big win as there signal caller.
When Washington coach Chris Petersen asked his players to read “The Energy Bus,” Danny Shelton wasn’t quite sure what to think of the assignment.
When the Washington Huskies take the field on Saturday in Honolulu, 8 months of anticipation will come to a head as the Chris Petersen era begins. Similar to 2006 when he took over the Mountain West Conference’s most dominant team, Petersen takes over a football team coming off a 9-4 record in its previous season. That may however be where the similarities end.
Chris Petersen insists the opener for No. 25 Washington against Hawaii on Saturday carries no greater importance than any other season opener in his coaching career.
Mercer Island High School product Jeff Lindquist will be the starting quarterback for No. 25 Washington when the Huskies open the season at Hawaii on Aug. 30.
Mario Bailey walked down the Husky Stadium tunnel. He passed the plaques commemorating each of Washington’s bowl appearances and the new hand-painted murals. Then he stepped onto the turf.
Taniela Tupou has never been one to shy away from sharing his future plans with family. Growing up in Hawaii, he often made bold claims about a football future.
The Wolverines will play the Huskies in Seattle in 2020 and will host them at the Big House in Ann Arbor the following year.
Each time John Ross jogged off the field last season, he sought out an older teammate and asked, "What could I have done better?"
When the 520 Bridge is closed for the weekend and Washington’s coaches need to get to work, the commute from the Eastside to Seattle isn’t easy.
Washington’s offensive linemen walked into a sushi bar. They packed the place. With the hungry Huskies seated in a semi-circle, they started to order. Then they ordered some more.
Fueled by those who look up to him in Oakland, Peters is determined to continue to mature as a player, while making sure he stays true to the ideals instilled in him by his parents.