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The Washington Huskies lose in overtime in a rivalry game against the Oregon Ducks 27-30. The game was completely winnable by the Huskies, with just 3 seconds left on the clock Washington kicker Peyton Henry had a chance to win the game with a 37 yard shot. His miss put the game in overtime and a demoralized Husky squad gave up the game.
This game was a trap for the Huskies in that they would find a team that they were more talented than; however, the Ducks brought the fight and an unexpectedly good rushing game that gashed the Purple and Gold.
While all the talk was about the 1st round potential of Justin Herbert, his modest effort was overshadowed by running back CJ Verdell who came up big for the Ducks with 111 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Oregon defense held Myles Gaskin to just 69 yards on the day and a hobbled running game saw the Huskies have to rely on Jake Browning who managed 243 yards, but seemed to miss big on important downs in the face of the Oregon pass rush.
This loss will see the Huskies drop in the standings and hoping for losses by both Oregon and Washington State to have any hope of earning a PAC-12 North title. This loss takes the fortunes of this season out of the Huskies hands and a New Years bowl looks like a distant dream.
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