From the start of the game against the Eagles, the Huskies came out and set the tone early against their inferior opponent.
Both teams come into this contest with some new faces in the fold. Washington lost 9 starters on defense from last season and Eastern Washington loses a senior class of 25 players.
Even though the Huskies have an elite defense, their work will be cut out for them in slowing down an Eagles offense that averaged 43.1 points last season.
This past offseason, head coach Chris Petersen and Hamdan extensively analyzed the offense with the idea of finding the main ingredient for success.
The Huskies racked up 266 yards of offense in the fourth, but they had fallen too far behind in their first Rose Bowl game appearance in 18 years.