Bleacher Report has released its Top 25 in the fall camp with Washington No. 5.
The Huskies are just behind Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State. Washington comes from a 1
The Huskies return nine starters from a defense that is loaded. The offensive should also be balanced.
Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report wrote about the defense: "Washington has become a defensive powerhouse under Chris Petersen Three years ago, the huskies gave up 18.8 points per game, putting them at 17 , Dropped 7 when they reached the College Football Playoff in 2016. And last year, they did it again by only allowing 16.1 points per game, which was only the eighth game of the season that they won more in every competition Allow 16 points
"Expect more, thanks to what may be the nation's best runner-up.
"Washington gets all five starters back from a unit that has just given up 10 touchdowns all year round, and that includes the three disappointments at the end of the season: through the first 10 games, the Huskies only allowed five passing touchdowns and 155.9 passing yards per game and with former Pac-12 QBs Sam Darnold Josh Rose n and Luke Falk anything but off the league, this secondary weapon might look better than ever before. "
Nose Attack Greg Gaines Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven and Security Taylor Rapp were on some preparation lists. Burr-Kirven returns after leading the Huskies to 84 last fall.
Senior Quarterback Jake Browning returns, so the offensive should be potent. He went down for 2,719 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2017 with just five interceptions. He also had seven touchdowns rushing.
Miller wrote about Browning and the offensive, " Also for Washington there is a lot of firepower on the offensive. Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin both return for the rarely seen QB-RB duo with four-year starters back, and there are also Salvon Ahmed who as a freshman had an average of 6.4 yards per carry and who should now be the primary backup, both he and Gaskin "
Gaskin smiled broad-smiled at the faces of the Washington fans as he returned instead of entering the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2017, Gaskin had 222 carries for 1,380 yards and 21 touchdowns. He showed his versatility by 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns.
Miller points out that there are some questions with whom Browning will throw it. The Great Unknown here is the Reception Corps – two years from dominating John Ross . and Dante Pettis Washington's most notable returnee, is probably a scarce one Hunter Bryant – and last year he had only 22 receptions for 331 yards and a touchdown. Chico McClatcher may be due to the kind of outbreak campaign that we anticipated for 2017 from the Or perhaps the incoming freshman Marquis Spiker will be able to exert a large immediate influence. " [ 196590000] Pro Football Focus (PFF) refers to Browning as" more balanced passant ". Browning has a class of 117.5 passer rating if kept clean. These are the highest among the returning Pac-12 quarterbacks.
In the Top 25 of Bleacher Report, the other Pac-12 schools are Stanford (13), USC (19) and Oregon (24). Washington opens the season on Saturday, September 1, against Auburn in what should be a classic. Bleacher Report has Auburn # 12 in the top 25.