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The Washington Huskies try to avoid a trap in Boulder against the Colorado Buffaloes.
When you look at the game with Colorado, what signs of improvement will you be looking for?
Gekko Mojo, UW Dawg Pound: Easy - constant improvement in pass rush and pass protection. The young linemen will still be prone to assignment and technique errors, but there shouldn't be continuous mismatches of physical skills like we've seen with other opponents.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: On offense, I'm looking for the young receivers to make some more plays. They are going to need some more weapons in the passing game so WSU and their bowl game opponent can't just sell out to the run and double Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. On defense, it's all about the pass rush. No one in the conference gives up more sacks than the Buffaloes, so there's no excuse for them not getting pressure all game and they will need to develop one for the Apple Cup and the bowl game.
Give your Colorado-Washington score prediction and explain!
Gekko Mojo, UW Dawg Pound: Huskies 31, Colorado 17: The Huskies have more experienced athletes in more positions and have been hardened against some stiff competition this year. Still, it is a road game - which the young Dawgs have barely handled at all this season - and I don't see the Buffs simply mailing it in. The Huskies aren't good enough to just show up and blow out Colorado like some other teams have, and it might take Sark's team a quarter or two to figure that lesson out.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes:Washington 31 Colorado 17: The Buffaloes will get some yards and scores by pounding Christian Powell and I'm still not confident in the Huskies playing on the road, but eventually their game plan and athletes will take over and put the game away in the second half.