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Husky Defense Hammers Beavers

Prominent talking points around the Pac-12 this season have been about how the Washington Purple Reign defense isn’t what it has been, and how efficient the Oregon State offense has been.

Both were, and still are, true.

But Jimmy Lake and Pete Kwiatkowski, the Huskies Defensive Coordinator and Co-Coordinator had none of it Friday night at Reser Stadium though.

From the get-go, Washington shut down the Oregon State offense, and as a result, despite what was arguably the best defensive performance by the Beavers since well back into the days when Mark Banker was actually a successful defensive coordinator, the Huskies claimed the 19-7 win.

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Huskies Fast Start Leaves Beavers Behind

Washington got off to a fast start on Senior Day, and did what numerous teams have done this season; dump Oregon State into such a deep hole it was impossible to climb out. Despite out-scoring the Huskies over the final 3 quarters of the game, the Beavers fell 42-23.

The Huskies stormed 79 yards in 4 plays to start the game, the key play being a 64 yard run up the north sideline that set up Salvon Ahmed for an easy 4 yard run to start the scoring just over 2 minutes into the game.

Gaskin’s cut and run wasn’t the proverbial ankle breaker, but it was an ankle sprainer for Hamilcar Rashed Jr., who limped off, and despite a heavy tape job, spent the rest of the game pacing the Beavers’ sideline.

Oregon State responded with a solid drive, keyed by back to back runs for 23 and 14 yards by Jemar Jefferson, below.

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Final Thoughts On What Looks Like Another Husky Mauling

After a bye week devoid of any specific indications of anything that might be done to turn around what has so far been a disaster of a season for Oregon State, the Beavers embark on the middle third of the season tonight, taking on defending division and conference champion Washington.

It’s only the second time the Huskies and Beavers have ever met in September, with another Sept. 30 meeting in 1995 equaling this year as the earliest date the teams have ever played each other. That game was also in Corvallis, and Washington won 26-16.

The 6th ranked Huskies roll into Reser fresh off a 37-10 win in Boulder in a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 Championship game, in which they reeled off a 37-3 run after giving up an early touchdown to Colorado.

The Beavers were blown out of Pullman 52-23 by the Cougs, and lost quarterback Jake Luton to a fractured vertebrae in the process. Darell Garretson, above, will take over behind center.

Neither team’s most recent results suggests any reason why Washington won’t continue their recent domination of Oregon State. The Huskies have won 5 in a row, the last 4 in blowout fashion, including a 41-17 rout last year in Seattle, in a game that was 31-0 at halftime. And if there is a more troubling stat than that, the 2 most dominant beat downs of the last 5 losses both came in the games in Reser. The early line of 26.5 seems too low if anything.

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Washington Upends Oregon State

Huskies Bring Beavers Back To Earth

After beating California and coming close against Utah the last 2 weeks, Oregon State was brought back down to earth by Washington Saturday afternoon, as the 5th ranked (and moving up) Huskies hammered the Beavers 41-17. It wasn’t that close.

In what is becoming an annual event, Oregon State went into the Washington game unprepared, either in terms of having a cohesive game plan, or any idea of what to do about what they were about to be faced with. Outcoached and outplayed, the Beavers were quickly blown out again.

Washington scored twice in less than 5 minutes, pushed the lead to 21-0 by the end of the first quarter, and 31-0 at halftime. Similar to the Boise State game, Oregon State rallied against an opponent who had taken their foot off the accelerator, and played Washington even in the 3rd quarter, when both teams posted 10 points, and even added a meaningless late touchdown, to lose by only 4 scores.

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