After missing out on five-star Marlon Tuipulotu two years ago, the Huskies are set to sign four of the nation's top 30 defensive tackles in the 2019 class. Jacob Bandes, Faatui Tuitele among highest-graded defensive tackle recruits the Huskies have ever had.
The Washington Huskies are back on the practice field, just days away from their Jan. 1 matchup against No. 5 Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.
Though undersized for a middle linebacker, some project the Pac-12 defensive player of the year as a Day 2 pick in next spring’s NFL draft.
Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game’s only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in an offensively challenged Pac-12 championship game.
While the other Power Five conferences will hold championship games that will help determine the field for the College Football Playoff, the prize in the Pac-12 title game will be a more traditional one.
After spending more than half the season recovering from knee surgery in June, Washington tight end Hunter Bryant has provided a boost for the 10th-ranked Huskies’ offense heading into Friday’s Pac-12 championship game against No. 17 Utah.
Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven might be the most unassuming of all the impact players on the standout defense for No. 16 Washington. He doesn’t seek attention and he doesn’t celebrate every play he makes. All he does is make tackles. Burr-Kirven is No. 2 in the country in tackles heading into Friday’s Apple Cup against No. 7 Washington State.
Tryon made his first start for the Huskies last Saturday and at 6-feet-5 and 267 pounds has “really big upside,” coach Chris Petersen says.
Jake Browning has been the quarterback for more victories than any other player in Pac-12 Conference history.
Jake Browning threw for three touchdowns and Myles Gaskin rushed for 135 yards in the final home game of their careers, and No. 17 Washington scored 28 first-quarter points on its way to a 42-23 win over Oregon State on Saturday.
No. 17 Washington still has a legitimate shot at a more than acceptable consolation prize despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the College Football Playoff conversation by midseason. The Rose Bowl still carries significant meaning in these parts. The Huskies would find themselves in the Pac-12 title game playing for a chance to go to Pasadena as the conference champion with two more victories, starting with their game against Oregon State on Saturday.
This senior class has led the Huskies to 36 wins, just three wins shy of the school record over a four-year period.