The Huskers are still on the outside looking in as the recruiting picture continues to heat up.
But if the offense is going to keep moving forward, it’s going to have to be on the field.
Husker head coach Chris Petersen and the rest of his staff need to get better on offense and defense in order to get back to the top of the rankings.
That’s where this season’s win over Ohio State comes in.
And it’s a win the Huskers need to take to stay in the hunt for the top seed.
The offense was a big reason why Washington was able to hold off Oregon for the Pac-12 title, leading the Huskies to the national championship game.
In the final three games of the season, the Husker offense finished third nationally in points (38.4 per game), fourth in scoring (22.3 ppg), fifth in yards per game (3.9) and sixth in total offense (1,717.3).
It was the Husky offense that allowed just two points on the day against Oregon State and the offense that led the Huskins to the second-most points in the nation against USC in the regular season finale.
Now, as Petersen and his staff continue to prepare for the 2018 season, they need to do everything they can to get their offense to be a force once again.
That includes getting better at the wide receiver position.
Huskers wide receiver Ty Montgomery and his teammates have had to learn the importance of taking care of the football.
It has been a big part of the success the Huskings have had in the past few seasons, but there’s still a lot of work to do to get there.
And that means making the adjustments necessary to make the offense and the defense better.
For now, Petersen is hoping his young receivers can take the next step in their development.
So far, so good. “
Then we’ll have a really good chance at doing well on offense.”
So far, so good.
Washington has outscored opponents by an average of 31 points per game.
But the Husks are coming off a season in which they allowed just five points or fewer on the road.
This is the Huskeyes’ first win over a ranked opponent since beating Oregon State in the Pac 12 title game in 2014.
The Huskies offense also looked to be improving under new offensive coordinator Tony Gibson.
In fact, this was the second time in the last three weeks that Gibson and his team have been in the game, going 10-6 in the two games they’ve been at Husky Stadium.
But there were still plenty of mistakes on offense, and a lot more mistakes on defense.
In addition to the loss to the Ducks, Washington allowed three points or less in four of its last five games.
While the Huskes’ defense was still solid in the first half, the offense struggled throughout the game.
That led to the Huski defense committing seven turnovers and five fumbles.
Even though Washington had three sacks on the night, they didn’t convert those into touchdowns.
That didn’t help the Huskas’ chances of beating USC on the way to the Pac 20 championship.
But it didn’t matter.
As the game neared its end, Petersen and everyone on the coaching staff knew they needed to find some answers.
That means getting better in the passing game.
The only problem was the defense had to make those adjustments.
It’s the first time this season that the Huskie defense has had to get through a full week without a win.
Petersen and defensive coordinator Kyle Murphy both said the Huskin offense needed to be better in terms of making plays when it was on the same page.
The problem was, the offenses offense wasn’t making plays on the ground and they didn�t convert any of those opportunities into touchdowns against the Trojans.
Washington had to take a few more shots in order for the HusKis to make plays on defense, and that took a little bit of getting used to.
For instance, the Washington defense struggled to contain Oregon’s running game, with quarterback Tanner Lee completing just four of 21 passes for just 28 yards in the loss.
But, the defense did a good job of forcing the offense into mistakes and allowing the Hushkies to get into their own rhythm in the running game.
Washington’s offense looked to have a lot to work on.
But while the defense was starting to turn things around, the offensive line was starting, too.
This was a team that was just trying to find its groove, but not find the same consistency as the previous season.
The offensive line struggled with consistency, but it did have some help.
In that regard, the linemen on the line did a lot for the offense. The