Mishael Powell goes 89 yards to give Washington the lead on game-changing pick-six
Mishael Powell watched, along with the rest of Husky Stadium, the Washington offense struggle in ways it hadn’t at any other point this season.
The fifth-ranked Huskies were held scoreless through the first quarter against Arizona State, then went into the locker room trailing 7-3 at halftime. UW was held scoreless once again in the third quarter. With less than 10 minutes to play, it trailed the Sun Devils 7-6.
On a fourth-and-3 from the UW 12-yard-line, Arizona State went for the touchdown and a hopeful game-breaker.
Powell jumped the pass and provided a different kind of score.
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Coming off a huge win over Oregon last weekend at home, Washington welcomed the struggling Sun Devils to Husky Stadium for some Pac-12 After Dark action. ASU entered the game with five consecutive losses on its record. Washington was unbeaten at riding high after beating its rival.
The Huskies had just 167 yards of total offense in the first half. Turnovers were a massive issue. Michael Penix Jr. threw two first-half touchdowns and the Huskies fumbled it twice more, losing one of them. They had just 36 yards of offense in the third quarter.
Sometimes a team just has to win its clunkers, though. It doesn’t matter how if you can get the job done on a day when you don’t have it.