Washington vs North Dakota Live NCAAF Football Game Free Online HD TV The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will travel to Husky Stadium to take on the 6th ranked Washington Huskies this upcoming Saturday night in College Football action.
Saturday’s game is the first meeting between Washngton and FCS opponent North Dakota. UW will be aiming to rebound from its 21-16 loss to Auburn in last week’s season opener.
The Huskies have won 16 straight non-conference games at home. They will be without preseason All-American left tackle Trey Adams, but were impressed with the performance of backup Jared Hilbers against the Tigers.
North Dakota is coming off a 35-7 victory over Mississippi Valley State. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham completed 19 of 30 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, while running backs Brady Oliveira and John Santiago rushed for 108 and 101 yards, respectively. North Dakota ran the ball 50 times.
Huskies head coach Chris Petersen said the Fighting Hawks offer some unique challenges, citing their use of a fullback and multiple tight ends.
SEATTLE — Despite losing their opener to Auburn, it does appear as if the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies are going to go ahead and play the rest of the games on their schedule.
Up next, if you haven’t checked yet, is former Big Sky Conference member North Dakota, now competing as an FCS independent (5 p.m. ET Saturday, Pac-12 Network).
The Fighting Hawks won their opener 35-7 over Mississippi Valley State, and are playing a Big Sky schedule this season despite being classified as an independent; their games against Big Sky teams will count as conference games for their opponents, but UND will not be eligible to compete for the league title or earn the Big Sky’s automatic bid into the FCS playoffs. Beginning in 2020, North Dakota will compete in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Here is what to watch for when the Huskies host the Fighting Hawks in their home opener at Husky Stadium.
The Washington football team opens the 2018 home schedule this Saturday with the Huskies’ first-ever meeting against North Dakota. The Huskies (0-1) lost their season-opener, 21-16, vs. No. 9 Auburn last Saturday in Atlanta, while the Fighting Hawks (1-0) beat Mississippi Valley State, 35-7, last Thursday in Grand Forks. North Dakota, an NCAA Division I FCS program, is currently transitioning to the Missouri Valley Conference for football, where it will begin play in 2020.
The Fighting Hawks are currently independent, but play a full Big Sky schedule. As the first regular-season top 25 polls won’t come out until Tuesday (due to games on Monday), the Huskies enter the week still ranked No. 6 in both the AP and USA Today coaches’ polls.
After coming up short in a big season opener in Atlanta against Auburn, the No. 9 UW Huskies return home to take on North Dakota on Saturday.
As we do each week, we sat down with ESPN college football analyst Brock Huard as he broke down his five keys for Washington for their game against the Fighting Hawks at Husky Stadium. Here’s what he had to say.
It would be too easy just to say Browning needs to not turn the ball over, but taking care of the ball has to be his highest priority every game from here on out.
Beyond that, he needs to get the ball out of his hands quicker. There were multiple opportunities vs. Auburn to get the ball in the flat, to throw the check down or hit the underneath shallow cross. Take what the defense gives you and take it in a hurry.
ust about everything went wrong in the red zone for the Huskies’ offense in Atlanta. The horizontal run game, specifically on stretch plays and the fly sweep, was ineffective and poorly executed. The rub route was a catastrophe. The play-action passing was not creative. The precision of Jake’s passing and decision-making could be improved. And, oh yeah, while the option was great at Oregon two years ago from the 3-yard line, Jake running from outside of 5 yards is not.