WEEK TWO PREVIEW: TCU vs WASHINGTON
The Huskies of Washington (1-0) continue their title defense at home against TCU (0-1).
Washington comes into this game after a less than stellar win over Texas A&M. The Huskies came out of the gate slow and were only able to put up six points in the first half. After a stern talking to by their AD, Ron Dayne Jr. put the Huskies on his back en route to a 34-24 win. Dayne rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns, all in the second half of the game. Ohle looked less than impressive towards a 130 yards passing and 70 yards rushing. Kalu James led the Huskie defense with 14 tackles and one for a loss.
TCU fell flat in the second half in a loss last week to Oregon. The Horned Frogs only managed three points in the second half after putting up 20 in the first half. TCU looked great early with Dalton Andrews doing most of the work. Andrews threw 49 times and completed 30 passes. He threw for 294 yards and one touchdown. He also had one interception. MLB Aaron Davis contributed nine tackles on defense with one tackle for loss.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
TCU OFFENSE vs WASHINGTON DEFENSE
The story of this game will come down to the Horned Frogs offense. Last week, TCU was able to hold onto the ball for over 19 minutes while converting 13 of 20 third downs. In order to stay in this game, they will need to hold onto the ball even longer to keep Washington’s potent offense off the field. If TCU can gameplan by running successfully and getting into good third down situations, they can control this game and possibly score an upset.
The Huskies on the other hand limited Texas A&M to just 331 total yards last week. DeJounte Wilson and Kalu James provide a great tatum on the defensive side of the ball after combining for 23 tackles last week. If they gain pressure on Andrews and this TCU offense, Washington can hand the ball over to their offense for an easy victory.
WASHINGTON HB Ron Dayne Jr. vs TCU MLB Aaron Davis
Ron Dayne Jr. is a freight train. Once he starts rolling, its nearly impossible to take him down. Dayne rushed for over 200 yards last week and four touchdowns, all in the second half. Attempting to slow down this freight train will be TCU’s Aaron Davis. Davis secured nine tackles with one for a loss and will likely meet Dayne in the gaps.
Washington started off slow last week while TCU began hot. If these teams find themselves in a similar position, this game could be interesting. Unfortunately Washington has the experience and the talent on both sides of the ball. They are missing a five star because of a sanction but their AD has show impressive game planning ability. Look for Washington to put this game away early leaving Dayne to put up another couple scores late.
Washington 42, TCU 24