Even as 43-10 winners, Washington wants to be better than it was against Tulsa
The Huskies cruised, but the word "sloppy" came up in postgame interviews.
SEATTLE — Edefuan Ulofoshio said it first.
“Every game is hard to win, and you’ve got to respect every single opponent,” the senior linebacker prefaced. “But at the end of the day, that wasn’t our best game, and it was clear to see.”
Clear enough that Jalen McMillan agreed, independently.
“Definitely wasn’t the standard,” said Washington’s star receiver. “We need to execute better. That’s all I’ve really got to say about that.”
Imagine what might have been said if they’d lost.
Or won by fewer than five touchdowns.
Or averaged fewer than 9.1 yards per play.
It’s true, though, that Washington’s expectations are greater than what the Huskies achieved on a forgettable afternoon at Husky Stadium, where the home team dropped passes and didn’t run the ball particularly well and missed a field goal and still knew throughout the entire second half that it would gather with the band and students afterward and sing the fight song.
It was Washington 43, Tulsa 10.
Before we nitpick, consider some perspective.