No. 25 Washington at Hawaii Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm •  Published: August 28, 2014
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No. 25 WASHINGTON at HAWAII, 10:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).

Line: Washington by 16 1/2

Series Record: Series tied 2-2.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Chris Petersen makes his debut as Washington's head coach after building Boise State into a national program. Petersen went 92-12 at Boise State and the expectation with the Huskies is figuring out how to topple Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Hawaii would love nothing more than to ruin Petersen's debut and start erasing last year's 1-11 campaign.

KEY MATCHUP

Washington's secondary against Hawaii QB Ikaika Woolsey. Washington CB Marcus Peters has the look of a future NFL standout. The rest of the Huskies secondary is young and untested. Top recruit Budda Baker will start at safety with redshirt freshman Jermaine Kelly at the other CB. That young group will be tested by Woolsey and a Hawaii offense that averaged 301.4 yards passing per game last season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Washington: QB Jeff Lindquist won the starting job for the opener during fall camp, beating out redshirt freshman Troy Williams. How well Lindquist plays could determine if it's a one-game stint as the starter or a long-term engagement. Sophomore Cyler Miles, who looked promising during brief stints last season, was suspended for the opener, but is eligible to return Sept. 6 vs. Eastern Washington.

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