As out-there as some of Lynch’s behavior can seem, as defiant and individualistic as he can sometimes appear, teammates say Lynch is nothing if not real. “I think his rough edges are what makes him a good player,” says defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
To reset the stakes, Arizona comes in at 9-1, the best record in the NFL. Seattle is 6-4, which this week would have been good for the No. 8 seed in the NFC --- just six make the playoffs.
WASHINGTON 37, OREGON STATE 13
Washington defeated Seattle University 63-48 Friday at KeyArena. Here's three impressions of the game.
Before the final home game of the season, the Huskies honored 19 players during a Senior Night ceremony before Saturday’s late kickoff against Oregon State.
Game notes from UW after the Huskies' 37-13 victory over Oregon State:
All four of UW’s touchdowns came on plays of 36 yards or more, with junior receiver Jaydon Mickens scoring two of those.
Washington coach Chris Petersen after the Huskies' 37-13 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night:
Hello, Las Vegas Bowl. Or maybe its greetings, Cactus Bowl. At any rate, the Huskies can begin contemplating their holiday travel plans after Saturday's 37-13 victory over Oregon State made them bowl eligible. Washington improved to 7-5 and 3-5 in the Pac-12.
A closer look at Sunday’s Seahawks-Cardinals matchup
For reasons I explain here, Sunday's game is pretty much a must-win for the Seahawks.
James Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Houston Rockets rally for a 95-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
The final was 52-31, or pretty much what it was a year ago on Halloween Night in Pullman against the Sun Devils, when it was 55-21.
The Huskies lost three of their last five matches and finished third in the Pac-12 (after winning it last year).
Washington enjoyed a satisfying 63-48 win Friday night during its cross-town showdown against Seattle University on Friday at KeyArena.
A promising effort by Washington State collapsed in a hail of turnovers and defensive breakdowns, and the Cougars fell heavily to Arizona State, 52-31, in a Pac-12 football game.
Here's our Extra Points Video, previewing Sunday's Seattle-Arizona game:
On a long walk from the playing field to the Washington State locker room at Arizona State, WSU quarterback Luke Falk gripped the front of his shoulder pads and seemed lost in thought as he strode alone. Some teammates offered encouragement as they walked by.