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Halftime Analysis: LSU 20, UW 3

9/8/2012

Washington traveled to SEC country Saturday, looking to upset third-ranked LSU at Tiger Stadium. But, despite forcing a turnover on the opening kickoff, the Huskies haven’t generated much momentum against a program looking to extend an 18-game home winning streak.

Stat of the half: The Huskies were out-gained by 161 yards in the first half, after being held to 70 yards on offense, while surrendering 231 yards to LSU.

Player of the half: Tre Watson. The former walk-on continues to be a valuable asset on the Huskies’ defense. He broke up a pair of first-half passes and totaled three tackles.

What’s working for Washington: Little has gone right for the Huskies so far, but kicker Travis Coons seems to be healthy -- he had been dealing with a leg issue -- booting both kickoffs into the end zone and hitting a 34-yard field goal.

What’s not working for Washington: The offense. Dealing with drops and a non-existent ground game, the Huskies were unable to get much going early. Washington was limited to five first downs and negative-11 rushing yards.

Turning point: Taz Stevenson forced a fumble on the opening kickoff that was recovered by Thomas Tutogi to give Washington some early momentum. However, LSU forced the Huskies to settle for a field goal, so that momentum was short-lived.