Washington Huskies’ Stay in the Top-25 is Brief

Posted by Ian Peterson on September-27-2009 Add Comments

Washington proved yesterday in Palo Alto that the rebuilding on Montlake still has a tough road ahead. The 34-14 loss did not look pretty.

After an upset of No. 3 USC led to the first ranking the Huskies had received in six years, at 24. With it came probably way too much optimism than was deserved.

The loss to Stanford was surprising, not for the result, but for the lack of competitive edge the Huskies showed.

What really hurt, to be honest, was Stanford running the opening kickoff for a touchdown. It was a punch to the mouth the Huskies should have seen coming, and in the end took a lot of wind out of their sails.

Beyond that, the Huskies needed to find an answer to Toby Gerhart, but they didn't.


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