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.
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.
Any way you slice it, the Huskies are now 0-2 on the season, and at the worst, they should be 1-1 right now. Playing at "The Big House" can be a tough experience for opposing teams. Once again, it just seemed like the team waited too long to get anything going, instead of chipping away at the score methodically throughout the game.
Captain Cade Otton and running back Kamari Pleasant each scored a touchdown and returning starting quarterback Dylan Morris was an efficient 18 of 28 passing for 125 yards to lead Purple to the triumph.
The team gets credit for not giving up and fighting all the way to the end with another comeback attempt. They should be making things a lot easier for themselves as an entire team.