On Saturday, the Huskies won a thrilling game against California 31-23. You’ve all probably either watched the game or read the stories, so there’s not much point in me giving a blow-by-blow recap. I will point out a few things that stuck out to me.
First of all, what a great birthday. Saturday was my 21st and I got to spend it with my family and my girlfriend. As far as I can remember, this was the first time my entire family had gone to a Husky game and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. To many guys, Saturdays are their day off to spend in front of the TV (or at a game) getting some time by themselves and drinking a few beers. That’s all good and I don’t mind watching a game by myself now and then, but Saturdays in the fall are family affairs at Husky Stadium and I’m so incredibly thankful for that.
It was also a great birthday because the Huskies won. As we’ve all grown somewhat accustomed to, they won in a nail-biter. Our Dawgs have won 7 of their last 8 games and only 2 of those wins have been by double digits. It sure would be nice to beat a time by a couple of touchdowns but, in a ploy to make more people buy season tickets because every game is nerve wracking, the Huskies have decided to make sure they win in the last second, if they win at all. Matthew and I were talking about if they will ever win in a blow-out. We decided that will happen in about 2017.
With that paragraph full of sarcasm out of me, it’s amazing how far this program has come in a short amount of time. This would have been the kind of game the Huskies easily would have lost a few years ago. A few years ago, this team would have been 1-3 after 4 games. 0-4 wouldn’t be out of the question right now. Sark has done a phenomenal job and it says a ton about how far he’s taken us when we say that we expect more out of this team. And we all should expect more because this team can be quite a bit better.
Some bullet holes on the game and what lies ahead after the jump. Continue reading