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Washington vs. Oregon: Huskies' defense wilters in 52-21 loss

The Washington Huskies defense couldn't stop the Oregon Ducks offense in a 52-21 loss.

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Huskies defense exploited in loss to Oregon

The Washington Huskies' defense was completely overmatched on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium, surrendering 52 points in a blowout loss to Oregon. Most importantly, UW gave up 21 points in the first quarter and 35 in the first half, all but ending any chance Washington had of pulling the huge upset.

SB Nation's Washington blog, UW Dawg Pound, gave the offense a couple of solid grades, but the defense received poor marks across. Let's take a look at what was said about the defensive line, which gave up 299 rushing yards to Oregon.

You're not going to slow down the high-octane Duck offense without really good play up front. The Huskies weren't up to the task, as they were gashed all night long by the Oregon running game. They couldn't control their gaps and the Duck backs were consistently 5+ yards downfield before a Husky defender got near them. They were able to flush Mariota a number of times, but lost contain and took bad angles and watched him gain big yardage. Grade: D

The Huskies will need to improve on the defensive side of the ball if they hope to make a serious run in the second half of Pac-12 play. They'll need to rebound in a hurry in practice this week because the No. 11 USC Trojans come to town on Saturday night. That game is followed by a trip to Arizona, which is the second-highest scoring offense in the conference.


Oregon cruises to 9th straight win over Washington

The Oregon Ducks faced what appeared to be their toughest opponent on paper this past weekend when the Washington Huskies came to town. UO addressed any thoughts the Dawgs had of pulling the upset on Saturday night, storming out to a 21-0 lead before cruising to a 52-21 win. For a team that had started slowly a few weeks in a row, there was about the Ducks performance.

SB Nation's Oregon blog, Addicted to Quack, took a look at the few miscues the team committed. They also had a pretty telling stat about the way this series has gone recently.

There were small mistakes. A couple of funky snaps. Rob Beard missed a fairly routine field goal. But I'm not sure that Oregon is going to face many teams capable of making those small mistakes any kind of a major problem.

Its been 3,263 days since the Washington Huskies have beaten the Oregon Ducks in football. Here's to many, many more.

The Ducks now have a bye week to rest up before the second half of Pac-12 play begins. Their first challenge will be in Tempe against the Arizona St. Sun Devils. Win that one and take care of business against Colorado at home, and the big road trip to Southern California awaits on Nov. 3 against the Trojans.


Oregon pummels Washington, 52-21

Will Oregon ever lose another game? Washington put up a fight on Saturday, but were overpowered by the Ducks, 52-21.


Huskies struggling to fend off Ducks, 35-7 at half

After allowing Oregon to score 21 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Washington Huskies were able to finally get on the board at the beginning of the second on a one-yard Bishop Sankey run into the endzone. After a successful extra point by Travis Coons, the Huskies would be down only two possessions with the rest of the second to go. Yet that would be the end of the scoring for Washington, as Oregon went on to score 14 points, leaving the Ducks with a 35-7 lead at the half.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota struggled through the first quarter, but managed to find his stride in the second. At halftime, he's 10-for-18 for 160 yards and three touchdowns. Mariota has also carried the ball five times for 13 yards.

Meanwhile, Huskies quarterback Keith Price is 13-for-22 for 116 yards, but threw an interception to Oregon's Avery Patterson that became a pick-six. Price is favoring the run-game, handing off the ball to Sankey 14 times for 68 yards and the Huskies' lone touchdown.


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