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Midweek Debate: What is the biggest issue facing the Huskies?

Two games into the 2018 Husky football season, and two very different games. A loss that had people feeling OK, and a blowout win that was extremely uninspiring.

Two of the biggest concerns I had entering the season were the kicking game and the wide receiver position. Peyton Henry had one ugly kick in the Auburn game, but all his other attempts have looked really good. Not only are they going through, but they have nice height and are right down the middle. The wideout play is fulfilling what many were hoping to see, which is Ty Jones stepping up big-time, and Aaron Fuller having nice rhythm with Jake Browning.

Browning has looked good at times, but there were some really questionable throws in the North Dakota game that have me wondering if he is hurt. He was wearing a knee brace for the game last week, and was not in the Auburn game. His movement seems OK, but a few throws looked awkward.

Another season, another instance of UW not being able to run against an inferior opponent. After playing really well in the first game against Auburn, Jared Hilbers had a lot of trouble with the movement of the ND front seven. Jesse Sosebee had a highlight reel of missed blocks. The entire line did not play particularly well. This team needs Nick Harris, and we don’t know his status. “Week to Week” is all we will ever get from Chris Petersen.

The defense has played well, but there have been some missed tackles, particularly by the secondary. North Dakota’s John Santiago is a really good running back who is on the NFL radar, but his 69 yard burst (and 70 yards on the ground besides that run) were pretty shocking to see.

What has you the most concerned moving forward?


What is the most pressing issue with the Huskies?

  • 28%

    Jake Browning’s Play/Health

    (117 votes)

  • 67%

    Offensive Line Play (includes sub-par running game)

    (277 votes)

  • 2%

    Defensive Lapses

    (11 votes)

  • 0%


    (4 votes)

409 votes total

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