In a game with potential implications to Ohio State's postseason, Washington went into Pullman last night and pulled off a 28-15 upset of No. 8 Washington State.
Snow fell throughout the game helping the Huskies hold Washington State head coach Mike Leach and his celebrated offense to just 237 total yards and 15 first downs. The Huskies also held Cougar quarterback Gardner Minshew to 152 yards passing while picking him off twice.
Mike Leach, the media darling with a pretty fun sideshow, has made a career out of being a fun guy with a high-powered offense that still manages to be woefully average more often than not, did not impress Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake with his game plan:
“It does surprise me,” the North Central grad said when asked if he thought Leach would add a wrinkle to his Air Raid offense to counteract the stout Washington defense. “But knowing what I read about the head football coach here, he does things a little different way, so hopefully he remains here a long time. That would be awesome.”
Later he added that the Cougars’ game plan was “exactly the same” as in years past. The result was also the same, as Washington won for the sixth consecutive time over WSU – all by double digits – to punch a ticket to the Pac-12 title game.
“It makes it real easy for us,” Lake said. “Next year, maybe he’ll throw a little curveball. But it makes it very easy when you know what you’re going to get, so it’s awesome.”
“I mean, we know what type of offense we’re playing. They do the same thing, year in and year out. This is five years in a row now, and so it makes it real easy to game-plan.
Bring the heat, Jimmy.