Washington has the most potent offense in the Pac-12 through seven weeks
Find the endzone. That’s the objective on offense. Find the endzone, and do it more often than you don’t. You’ll win a bunch of football games if you can pull that off.
No Pac-12 offense is doing it better than Washington right now.
The Huskies are scoring touchdowns on 53% of their possessions through seven weeks. That’s the best mark in the Pac-12, according to UW’s Tony Castricone.
Pac-12 Touchdown Rate (TDs/Drives)
1. @UW_Football 38/72, 53%
2. USC 34/65, 52%
3. UCLA 32/64, 50%
4. Oregon 31/63, 49%
5. Utah 35/74, 47%
6. OSU 28/78, 36%
7. Arizona 28/79, 35%
8. Stanford 20/69, 29%
9. ASU 18/63, 29%
10. WSU 21/78, 27%
11. Cal 16/69, 23%
12. Colo 10/68, 15%
— Tony Castricone (@Castricone) October 17, 2022
Washington also has the second-lowest percentage of drives that end in a three-and-out, according to Castricone.
With Kalen DeBoer and Ryan Grubb at the controls, the Huskies are scoring points in bunches this season. They’re currently eighth nationally in scoring offense at over 42 points a game. With 49 points against Arizona in a win on Saturday, the Huskies also topped 2021’s scoring output (258 points in 12 games) after just seven outings.
DeBoer has been aggressive on fourth downs and with taking shots from anywhere on the field, something that occasionally bites the Huskies, but there’s a tremendous amount of confidence in the offense right now.
“They believe in us to go make those plays and convert, and I love it,” said receiver Rome Odunze after Saturday’s 49-39 win over the Wildcats. “They have that confidence in us (and) we have that confidence in them.”
For good reason.