Dawgman Predictions

Washington looks to become bowl eligible with a win on Saturday against a Colorado team that looks much improved from earlier in the season. Will the Huskies be able to bury the Buffaloes early or will the visitors from Boulder hang around and make a game of it? Kickoff is at 5PM.

Kim Grinolds – CEO: Freshman QB in Husky Stadium for the second game in a row. Sefo Liufau is no Jared Goff. Put Marcus Peters on their best receiver, Paul Richardson and turn the pass rush loose. It'll be a long day for Colorado. Expect The Zone to be full at half time as well as most of the third Quarter as the Dawgs roll.

Prediction: Washington 52, Colorado 10
Chris Fetters – Editor In Chief: This game should be a pretty straightforward one...UW is 5-1 coming off a bye week under Sark and one of those was against Colorado in 2011, where they dismantled the Buffaloes 52-24. I don't see why history won't repeat itself here. Same result, in fact, same score.

Prediction: Washington 52, Colorado 24
Scott Eklund – Recruiting Editor: Yes, I know Colorado is playing hard. Yes, I know they gave UCLA a game for a little over a half last week. Yes, I know that this current UW team rarely makes things easy on themselves. All that being said, this one should be a relatively easy win. The Buffaloes just don't have a lot of playmakers although the battle between Marcus Peters and Paul Richardson should be fun to watch. Colorado hangs around for a half, but Washington, who has been a great third quarter team, will pull away and the second-teamers will wind up playing in the fourth quarter.

Prediction: Washington 45, Colorado 20
Jay Torrell – Sports Washington Creative Director: Can Sark motivate his team to truly "FINISH" the season as his t-shirt (ala Rick Neuheisel with his NW championship) suggests? This is a critical four-game stretch that might truly determine what kind of coach Sark is viewed as in the future. Close out with 4 wins and the Husky fans will fret he's off to USC. Go 2-2 or even worse and Sark falls onto the hot seat. It still feels like Sark has so much growing up to do as a Head Coach and I can't help but think that sometimes he has his sights set more on the future than the present. Buffs make a game of it but Sankey goes for 200+ and the defense makes some big plays to secure the win.

Prediction: Washington 48, Colorado 20
Pat Thrapp – Statistics Coordinator: Another game that we should win. We have had a week off. Everybody should be healthier. Colorado is terrible in rush defense, and we are 14th in the nation in rushing. If we force them into a passing game, our pass defense is also 14th in the nation. On paper this looks to be a good beat down. With us doing the beating. This all can happen if we come out with a workman's attitude. Come play our best regardless of who is on the other side of the scrimmage line.

Prediction: Washington 38, Colorado 23
Andrew Dore – Intern: The Huskies are at home being 4 touchdown favorites. Coming off a bye week and a whooping on California at home, this game shouldn't be a problem for the Dawgs. I'm interested to see how the offense comes out this week. Will the game be over at halftime or will they stall out in the second quarter like they did two weeks ago? In the end, I don't see this game being very close. I see another big game for Sankey and the offense, onwards to UCLA.

Prediction: Washington 42, Colorado 13
David Samek – The Dawgman: I am excited to see Colorado's young quarterback play in Husky Stadium. I was a big fan of his in high school and was really happy he is getting a chance to play. I hope Washington is ready to make his day a miserable one. Bishop Sankey should run wild (again) and Keith Price has had two weeks to heal up, so he should be fresh. In Kasen Williams' absence, look for Demorea Stringfellow to get some touches. Washington will win this one big, setting the momentum in motion as the Dawgs look for a road upset the following week.

Prediction: Washington 42, Colorado 17

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