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Washington Huskies season predictions: Sky is the limit for Jacob Eason and the Huskies

DIRECTIONS: Collect as many points as possible before reaching the end of the season to learn the Seahawks’ postseason fate.

CHICO’S THE MAN AGAIN: After two seasons ruined by injury and personal issues, receiver Chico McClatcher looks like his old self. COLLECT 2 POINTS

DRAMA UNDER CENTER: Heralded Jacob Eason named starting quarterback. Backup Jake Haener leaves program the next day. DEDUCT 3 POINTS

POLL POSITION: Huskies open at No. 13 in the AP preseason rankings. COLLECT 5 POINTS

STEADICAM: Freshman safety Cameron Williams is instant help for depleted secondary. COLLECT 2 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Aug. 31: EWU at UW, 12 p.m. (Pac-12 Network, 107.1 FM); Outlast, but don’t overwhelm, FCS Eagles. COLLECT 3 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Sept. 7: Cal at UW, 7:30 p.m. (FS1, 107.1 FM); Need Peyton Henry field goal to beat Bears. COLLECT 5 POINTS

RARE RAID?: Chris Petersen’s promise to throw downfield more has produced just 4 plays of 20 or more yards. DEDUCT 2 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Sept. 14: Hawaii at UW, 4:30 p.m. (Pac-12, 107.1 FM); Pot of blowout at Rainbows’ end. COLLECT 4 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Sept. 21: UW at BYU, TBA (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); Cougars count as Power 5 win, on the road to boot. COLLECT 8 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Sept. 28: USC at UW, TBA (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); Another “For Sale” sign in Clay Helton’s yard. COLLECT 6 POINTS

TALKING HEAD BLUES: ESPN crew seen eating cupcakes with “UW schedule” icing, reigniting old feud. DEDUCT 2 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Oct. 5: UW at Stanford, TBA (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); K.J. Costello tears down UW’s rebuilt secondary. DEDUCT 5 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Oct. 12: UW at Arizona (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); Backup QB Jacob Sirmon relieves injured Eason to turn back Wildcats. COLLECT 8 POINTS

WHITE BOY RICK: Former UW coach Rick Neuheisel suspended for operating weekly Pac-12 Network office pool. DEDUCT 1 POINT

GAMEDAY: Oct. 19: Oregon at UW, TBA (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); Pac-12 replay center overturns game-ending call, allowing Justin Herbert TD pass for Ducks. DEDUCT 6 POINTS

MISS A TURN: Oct. 26: Bye week

GAMEDAY: Nov. 2: Utah at UW, TBA (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); Salvon Ahmed tops 1,000 yards for season in bounce-back win. COLLECT 6 POINTS

CANCEL FURTHER PLANS: Huskies debut at No. 12 in first College Football Playoff rankings. DEDUCT 3 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Nov. 8: OSU at UW, 7:30 p.m. (FS1, 107.1 FM); Miffed Huskies take it out on Beavs. COLLECT 6 POINTS

MISS A TURN: Nov. 16: Bye week

GAMEDAY: Nov. 23: UW at Colorado, TBA (TV: TBA, 107.1 FM); Tight end Hunter Bryant – yes, he’s still healthy – has 3-TD day. COLLECT 8 POINTS

EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Jimmy Lake dartboards are sold out in Pullman. COLLECT 3 POINTS

GAMEDAY: Nov. 29: WSU at UW, 1 p.m. (Fox 28 or FS1, 107.1 FM or 920 AM); Mike Leach changes tactics, wears nylon shorts instead of cargoes, UW wins anyway.

MISS A TURN: Pac-12 title game goes on without Huskies. DEDUCT 3 POINTS

45 points or more: Congrats! You’re headed to the postseason

45 points or less: Bummer! Wait until next year

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