PROVO, Utah (AP) — Winning games with elite defense is second nature to Washington. The Huskies are quickly silencing doubters who expected them to take a step back this season.
Relentless defensive pressure and efficient offense blended together perfectly for No. 22 Washington in a 45-19 victory over BYU on Saturday. The Huskies forced three BYU turnovers and scored a pair of touchdowns off those defensive plays.
In four games, Washington has allowed just 18.3 points per contest and held each opponent under 400 yards of total offense. The Huskies’ defense resembles past units that led the Pac-12 in scoring defense and total defense each of the previous four seasons.
“We got people that are going to show up and work and we’re going to execute when we’re out there,” linebacker Brandon Wellington said. “Sometimes, it’s not going to be pretty but we’re going to figure out a way to get it done.”
Jacob Eason found a way to get it done on offense. Eason threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns while completing 24 of 28 pass attempts. The Huskies (3-1) totaled 477 yards on offense behind his efficient performance.