After suffering their first defeat of the season last Saturday in San Diego, the Arizona State Sun Devils look to get back in the win column as they open Pac-12 play against the No. 10 ranked University of Washington.
The Huskies have become a national powerhouse under fifth-year head coach Chris Petersen. Washington has been able to produce NFL-ready players in recent seasons on there way to the top of the Pac-12 standings.
Coming off of their conference, a win against Utah in Salt Lake City. The Huskies will be looking to avenge last year’s upset loss against ASU in Tempe.
Here are some Husky players to watch during this week’s version of Pac-12 after dark.
QB Jake Browning — Senior
Browning is not the best quarterback in the country, but the senior has been very successful during his tenure in Seattle.
He hasn’t had the best start to the season, but he’s more than capable of playing high-caliber football and giving the Huskies to win every game.
Browning has thrown four touchdowns this season, as well as throwing four interceptions. The Sun Devils did a good job of shutting down Browning in the meeting in Tempe last season.
RB Myles Gaskin — Senior
The backbone of the Washington offense, Gaskin has begun his final collegiate season by posting good statistics. He has rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns through the first three contests.
With weather conditions expecting to be a factor this weekend, both teams are likely to want to run the ball. The Huskies could emulate what San Diego State did with their rushing attack as the Aztecs gained over 300 yards on the ground.
ASU’s defense did a nice job containing Gaskin least season, expect the senior running back to try and have a big night in a revenge game.
S Taylor Rapp — Junior
It’s no secret that the backbone of Washington’s success has been a stingy defense that thrived on forcing their opponents to turn the ball over.
Rapp has done a nice job getting to the quarterback this season, as he has two sacks through three games.
For ASU’s offense to have success on the road this weekend, they will need to protect Wilkins and find a way to establish the run.