Washington has had difficulty holding on to leads this season, most recently in a victory over Seattle University. If the Huskies are going to pick up a win over No. 13 Virginia Tech, they’ll need consistency.
Washington head coach Mike Hopkins talks about the concerning trend of Washington letting large leads slip away. The Huskies led by as many as 20 points during their 70-62 victory over Seattle University on Sunday.
Washington seniors Matisse Thybulle and David Crisp said the Huskies are allowing teams back into games by letting up on their intensity. After UW held on for a 70-62 win over Seattle University, they said they problem has an easy fix.
Washington left tackle Trey Adams had back surgery the week after the season opener, but he returned to the field during the Huskies’ home finale. He’ll be back for a fifth season next year, but first: The Rose Bowl.
Matisse Thybulle, last year’s Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, is always reliable on defense. He struggled offensively early this season, but has started to hit his stride in Washington’s last two games.
Washington senior linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven was named the Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew was named Offensive Player of the Year.
Washington went through several scoring droughts during its 67-63 victory over UCSB on Sunday night. Afterward, Noah Dickerson and Matisse Thybulle tried to explain why they happened, and how the Huskies can stop them.