Sunday, 29 October 2017 14:31

Huskies Batter Bruins, 44-23

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Wilson J UWUCLA (4-4, 2-3) lost another game on the road to No. 12 ranked Washington (7-1, 4-1), falling 44-23. On offense, the Bruins couldn’t contain the Huskies pressure defense. The Huskies were so dominating on offense, they rarely had to pass to keep the Bruins honest, and Washington still rushed for 333 net yards.

The Huskies had a straight forward game plan knowing that the Bruins were depleted on the defensive side of the ball, they ran it down UCLA’s throat and there was nothing that the Bruins could do about it.

Washington had 70 offensive plays, 58 were of the rushing variety and they averaged 5.7 yards per rush.

Husky running back, Myles Gaskin, led the parade rushing for 169 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and scored one touchdown with a long run of 37 yards.

Lavon Coleman was just as productive for the Huskies, rushing for 94 yards while averaging 6.7 yards per carry, scoring three touchdowns with a long run of 33 yards.

A third Husky running back also got into the act. Salvon Ahmed rushed for 40 yards, averaged 6.7 yards per carry with a long run of 34 yards.

All three Husky running backs averaged over six yards per carry and all three had runs of 30 yards or better. You’re not going to win very many football games playing that kind of defense.

The usually reliable offense had a very bad outing. Josh Rosen was harassed and battered from the first series he played until he left the game with an injury. He was sacked four times and hit at least as many times. His injury status is unknown.

Devon Modster came in relief for Rosen and was 7-12 and threw his first touchdown pass to Darren Andrews.

Now the Bruins face a short week and travel to Salt Lake City to take on Utah (4-4, 1-4) on Friday Evening. The Utes are on a four-game losing streak, and are in much of a need for a win, as the Bruins are. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM PST.

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