The desert has always been a tough place for the Huskies, as weird things seem to happen. The Huskies were in serious danger of allowing Arizona to break their 18-game consecutive losing streak.
Washington holds a 23-11-1 edge in the series against Arizona, with the Huskies taking 16 of the last 24.
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.