Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The 2015 Washington Huskies Football team will be without three players who were first round NFL Draft Picks. UW must also replace quarterback Cyler Miles, who had to retire from football due to a hip injury. Head Coach Chris Peterson enters his second season at the Institute. Washington went 8-6 in 2014, 4-5 in the PAC-Twelve. Washington lost to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl. Ten starters return to the team that finished third in the North Division. The Washington Huskies play home games at the 70,000 seat scenic Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.
Junior quarterback Jeff Lindquist takes over for Cyler Miles. Lundquist separated from the pack in the spring. True freshman Jake Browning has a chance to come into fall camp and compete for the job. Running Back Dwayne Washington (697) rushing yards with nine touchdowns last season will get plenty of touches in 2015. The wideouts have talent but need some work on route running and consistency. The offensive line has to replace four senior starters. Offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith must design blocking schemes that fit the system and the running style of their talented skill players. The Washington Huskies were 7-7 on NCAA Football ATS Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total ten.
*The Huskies ranked 78th nationally in total offense averaging 388.6 yards per contest.
*Washington went 3-4 Against The Number at home.
*The Huskies went 4-3 Against The Spread on the road last season.
*The betting odds total was 2-5 at Husky Stadium last season.
*The Washington Huskies went over the betting odds total twice on the road.
*UW stayed under the betting odds total five times on the road.
*The Huskies passing attack was 89th in the FBS putting up 200.1 yards per game.
*Washington scored 30.2 ppg last season, 57th in the NCAA football landscape.
*The Husky running game was 42nd in College Football, averaging 188.6 yards per contest on the ground.
The Huskies have to rebuild their front seven. Four players were taken in the top fifty by NFL teams have to be replaced. The defensive line has talent but not a lot of experience. Elijah Qualls and Will Dissly played well in the spring on the defensive line. There is some experience at the linebacker position. The secondary was the soft spot of the unit last season. The Huskies secondary could be the strength of the defense this season.
*The Washington defense ranked 80th in the land, allowing opponents 410.7 yards per contest last season.
*The Husky pass defense gave up 286.6 yards per game, 123rd in College Football.
*The 24.8 ppg given up by Washington was 40th in the FBS.
*The Husky defense was stout against the run holding opponents to 124.1 yards per game on the ground, 40th nationally.
*Head Coach Chris Peterson returns to the “BLUE FIELD” on September 4th when UW opens the season at Boise State.
*The Huskies get Oregon at home in 2015.
Bovada lists the University of Washington at over/under four wins in 2015.
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