UW Has an Extra Week to Fix Weaknesses

Darren Perkins Editorials

With the upcoming bye, we have an extra week to ponder (ie. over-analyze) this year’s Oregon-Washington game. And, what a year to have that extra week. I think I can speak for most Duck fans when I say that we were pleasantly surprised that Washington’s defense and aerial attack were not up to snuff last Saturday against Arizona, which almost cost the Huskies the game. It certainly instills more confidence heading into next week’s game.

I then thought how the Huskies’ poor performance in Tucson might prove to be a blessing in disguise for them as the bye gives UW two weeks to get things right. We will have to wait and see if they can fix these issues, but it sure would have been nice for Oregon to have caught the Huskies last weekend and been the team that exposed the Huskies’ weaknesses.

(Wow. Talk about taking emotional support to a whole new level. Oregon fan takes his real-life pet duck to the game.)

Surely, if a mediocre Arizona team with an inexperienced backup at quarterback could almost knock off Washington, then the high-octane Ducks would have scored a major win.

And, let’s hope Washington cannot expose any of Oregon’s weaknesses. Of course, that assumes the Ducks have any!

What do you think?

Darren Perkins
Spokane, WA
Top photo credit: Craig Strobeck 

Natalie Liebhaber, the FishDuck.com Volunteer Editor for this article, works in technology in SLC, Utah.

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