| March 22, 2018

Staff Predictions — Idaho vs. Washington

Tess Fox | Photo Editor

Tess Fox | Sports Editor

Washington 52 – Idaho 27

The Vandals have made great strides already this season. The Huskies will have to work hard Saturday to contain the Idaho offense and push through the defense. However, the Vandals haven’t made enough progress to pull out a win against No. 8 Washington.

Mihaela Karst | Sports Writer

Mihaela Karst | Vandal Nation Manager

Washington 35 – Idaho 17

I think the Idaho defense will be a major key to success for the Vandals in this matchup. If the defense is able to build off their second half performance last weekend, I think spectators at Husky Stadium are in for a great game.

Josh Grissom | Sports Editor

Josh Grissom | Managing Editor

Washington 45 – Idaho 23

The Vandals face a tough task as they travel on the road this weekend to Seattle. The Husky rushing attack was lackluster in the team’s season opener, but sophomore quarterback Jake Browning has the arm strength to easily torch an opposing defensive secondary. Fans should expect Idaho head coach Paul Petrino to use Saturday as a l earning experience, providing his players with valuable game experience against an AP Top 25 team.

Luis Torres | Vandal Nation Manager

Luis Torres | Video Editor

Washington 63 – Idaho 6

It’s going to be a difficult couple of weeks for the Vandals and it starts in Seattle. The eighth-ranked Huskies will view this game as another opportunity to climb up the AP Polls. Idaho will have a hard challenge ahead and see field goals being their only points in Saturday’s game.

Lyndsie Kiebert Opinion Editor

Lyndsie Kiebert | Opinion Editor

Washington 45 – Idaho 10

Just because the Huskies present a tough task for the Vandals– what does a ranking really mean anyway? – doesn’t mean Idaho won’t gain something from this match-up. Watch out Sun Belt, this will only thicken the Vandals’ skin for conference play.

Brandon Hill | Sports Writer

Brandon Hill | Sports Writer

Washington 45 – Idaho 28

Idaho has played high caliber teams and this Saturday will be no different. Pass defense will be key to keeping the Huskies grounded, while junior quarterback Matt Linehan must improve his performance from Sept. 1. Although Idaho is a much better team than last year, they are not quite ready to compete with a top ten opponent.

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