2023 Washington Huskies Season Review - Bet on College Football

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The Washington Huskies have had a remarkable return to glory after two seasons under head coach Kalen DeBoer. DeBoer is an interesting story in that he began his career in the small college ranks at Sioux Falls, where he won three NAIA championships. DeBoer became an assistant and worked his way up the ranks, finally getting the head coaching position at Fresno State, where he went 9-3 in his second season. DeBoer was so impressive that desperate Washington hired him in 2022 on the heels of a terrible season that put the entire program in jeopardy. DeBoer has gone 11-2 and 14-1 in his two seasons in Seattle. In 2024, Washington moves from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten Conference. DeBoer has a program ready-made for success in its new home.

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2023 Washington Huskies Season Review

Last game, the Washington Huskies lost 34-13 against the Michigan Wolverines as 5.5-point dogs. The game went under the total of 55.5. Washington has a record of 14-1 straight up, 7-7-1 against the spread, and 7-8 over/under the total. Washington ranks 11th for total offense, 1st for passing, 100th for rushing and 11th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 92nd overall, 122nd against the pass, 41st against the rush, and 50th for points allowed. Also, Washington ranks 71st for fewest turnovers lost and 8th for takeaways.

Washington won the Pac-12 Conference championship by beating the rival Oregon Ducks twice, including 34-31 in the Pac-12 championship game. The Huskies made the College Football Playoff, where they upset the Texas Longhorns 37-31 to make the national championship game. There, they lost to Michigan 34-13. In the end, Washington was exposed by Michigan for not having a national championship-level defense. Nor were their interior lines up to par on college football’s biggest stage.

Still, Washington has definitely proven to the college football world that they are back as a national power. And that Kalen DeBoer is in the elite class of college football coaches.

Blake Corum ran for 134 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as coach Jim Harbaugh and the top-ranked Wolverines won a national title by beating Washington in the College Football Playoff.

The Wolverines ran for 303 yards against Washington, and their rugged defense held Michael Penix Jr. and the Huskies’ prolific passing game to just one touchdown while intercepting the Heisman Trophy runner-up twice.

Penix’s remarkable six-year college career ended with maybe his worst performance of the season. Usually unfazed by pressure, Penix was not nearly as precise against a Michigan defense that took away his signature deep throws.

The Indiana transfer, who came back from two knee surgeries and two shoulder injuries was roughed up by the Wolverines, limping at times, stepped on another time.

Penix finished 27 for 51 for 255 yards and a touchdown as the Huskies had their 21-game winning streak snapped.

Washington now prepares for life as a member of the Big Ten Conference, where Michigan reigns supreme

2023 Washington Huskies Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. Boise State W 56-19 1-0
Sep 9 vs. Tulsa W 43-10 2-0
Sep 16 at Michigan State W 41-7 3-0
Sep 23 vs. California W 59-32 4-0
Sep 30 at Arizona W 31-24 5-0
Oct 14 vs. Oregon W 36-33 6-0
Oct 21 vs. Arizona State W 15-7 7-0
Oct 28 at Stanford W 42-33 8-0
Nov 4 at USC W 52-42 9-0
Nov 11 vs. Utah W 35-28 10-0
Nov 18 at Oregon State W 22-20 11-0
Nov 25 vs. Washington State W 24-21 12-0

Although the Washington Huskies have been out more than nationally, they have a rich football tradition. Much of it was built by the late great GOAT of Washington head coaches, Don James. Jim Owens is the other HC on the U-Dub Mt. Rushmore.

Washington has 17 conference championships and four division titles. Washington has two national titles (1960 and 1991).

College Football Hall of Fame members from Washington includes Don James, Steve Emtman, and Lincoln Kennedy. And then Hugh McElhenny, Arnie Weinmeister, and Warren Moon are Huskies in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In 2020, then-Washington Huskies rookie head coach Jimmy Lake didn't get much of a debut season. Lake led Washington to three wins in four games and a berth in the Pac-12 championship game. However, due to the pandemic, the Huskies had to forego their chance for the title.

It was a fitting end to a bizarre season for Washington. Lake had taken over for retired coach and Northwest legend Chris Peterson, but it was impossible to get a read on his coaching ability based on such an incomplete season.

For the 2021 season, Lake got his chance to show what he can do over a full schedule. And it was a disaster. Washington finished 4-8, and Lake failed to complete the season. He was fired for a multitude of reasons. In sum, he lost the support of big-money donors and regular fans.

Kalen DeBoer took over in 2022 and ripped off an 11-2 season with a final national ranking of 8th. A new era of glory beckons at U-Dub.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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