Seattle, WA – Colorado being out manned due to injury at key positions at Husky Stadium was too much to overcome. The No 15 Washington Huskies handed them their second loss of the season 27-13 behind a balance attack.
After a slow first quarter when Colorado held their only lead before Washington picked up steam and back into the win column.
“We’re not going to make excuses about who is there or not there,” head coach Mike MacIntyre said. “We have to find a way to win. We have enough talent and I know our quarterback is good enough for us to get more points on the board. We’ll find a way to do that.”
Jake Browning had decent outing completing 15/25 for 150 yards with a touchdown. He had one miscue throwing an interception and making the tackle to avoid a pick six.
The running game was working so they didn’t need to rely on a big game from Browning’s arm.
“We kind of take pride in, when we beat teams we want to beat them twice — we play so physical that they lose the next week,” Browning said. “We refused to let that happen to us. I know for me personally, I only have so many games here (left). ”
Colorado was only able to have 254 total yards in the game. Quarterback Steven Montez had similar stat line with 144 yards passing on 17/28 with one touchdown, one interception.
“It goes without saying, Laviska Shenault is just so special after the catch and what he can do with the ball in his hands,” quarterback Steven Montez said. “Not having him obviously didn’t help us at all, but I think we definitely have receivers outside of Laviska that are very capable and that can play, as well.”
Washington got some help from their cross town rival Washington State who upset Oregon.
“Who knows what can happen? This league is crazy,” Browning said.
Now Colorado will be hosting Oregon State Saturday at noon on the PAC-12 Network.