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Difference makers: Hunter Bryant sparks Washington offense, defense makes timely plays in victory over Washington State

Joe Tryon

The Huskies’ sophomore outside linebacker was once a Washington State commit. The Cougars could have used him in crimson Friday, if for no other reason than that he wouldn’t have been wearing purple. Tryon constantly harassed WSU quarterback Anthony Gordon and was responsible for two of Washington’s five sacks. He finished with four tackles.

Hunter Bryant

Washington’s big tight end was impressive, especially in the first half, matching his season high with six receptions. Five came before halftime, but the biggest was in the third quarter, when Huskies quarterback Jacob Eason found him for a 39-yard completion that helped set up Richard Newton’s 2-yard rushing touchdown. Bryant was just shy of going over 100 yards for the third time this season, finishing with 96.

Elijah Molden

Molden was everywhere for the Huskies, tying teammate Brandon Wellington for a game-high 12 solo tackles and finishing with 14 total. The UW cornerback recorded one tackle for loss and picked off Gordon in the second quarter, stopping the Cougars from getting back on the board with just more than a minute left in the half.