This was a much-needed victory for the Washington Huskies football program, to show that they were making progress. Coming off a bye week and being well-rested and healthy, this was the Huskies best chance to pull off a good win and they didn't seize the opportunity.
The Bruins have taken the lead relatively recently head-to-head against the Huskies, having won 13 of the last 18, with many recent games having been comebacks.
This game was for sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 North and the Huskies surrendered a nine-game winning streak against Oregon State. It's the first time in Beavers history that they have led the division at any point.
The Beavers’ total offense (473.3 ypg) leads the Pac-12. Its rushing offense is also No. 1 in the conference, averaging 225.75 yards per game. OSU is 17th nationally.
Any way you slice it, a conference win is a conference win. It was nice for the Huskies to get that monkey off their back, with losing the last two contests to the Bears by a combined total of 3 points.