Week 6

Washington 70, Oregon 21: What Does It All Mean?

Washington rocked Oregon 70-21 to emphatically end the long, long losing streak. What does it all mean?

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Washington 70, Oregon 21: What Does It All Mean?

If you’re going to break a streak – a 4,723-day, @LstTimeUWBeatUO streak – that’s how you do it.

There’s no apologizing for a blowout like this in the house of a team that’s supposed to specialize in blowouts like this. Washington needed to kill its rival, and it made sure – at least for this year – that it stayed dead with a dominant performance in all phases.

For all those who rip on Oregon for being soft, squishy, fashonistas, here you go.

The Dawgs pounded on the Ducks up front, cranking out 378 rushing yards averaging 8.4 yards per carry led by Myles Gaskin’s 197 yards and a score. That was good, Jake Browning was great with a 22-of-28, 304-yard, six score, two rushing touchdown day that’ll vault him deep into the Heisman mix.

While this was terrific, here’s the only issue – the Huskies probably just beat the 11th-best team in the Pac-12.

It wasn’t freshman QB Justin Herbert’s fault. The running game was okay – four Ducks ran for 50 yards or more – and Herbert dinked and dunked a bit, but the defense that was rocky all season long wasn’t even close.

And now the power shift is complete. Washington got the big win over Stanford, and now it has the win it’s been dying to get for a long, long time.

But for this Washington team, and these players, it’s no big deal. For what this team has the potential to accomplish, it’s just another step.