One year after beating BYU 35-7 in Seattle, the Huskies came into Provo and beat BYU 45-19.
Washington’s vaunted offensive line protected Jacob Eason all day, and Eason showed off his rocket arm by hooking up with receivers all over the field. UW rolled up 490 total yards before holding back a bit in the fourth quarter. UW was clearly the superior team, but three turnovers and dropped passes didn’t make things any easier for BYU.
One big concern for BYU is the status of Ty’Son Williams’ knee. Williams hurt his knee in the second quarter and didn’t return. The severity is unknown, but worst case scenario is that it could be an ACL injury. Emmanuel Esukpa showed some nice things in the place of Williams, but losing Ty’Son for the year would be a big blow for the offense.
Although today’s result was disappointing, 2-2 is about a good a result as BYU could have hoped for. BYU now travels to Toledo next week in what will be a good litmus test for how BYU will respond to adversity.