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Not so special teams a killer in Eugene

Sarkisian and Price (Kim Grinolds/Dawgman.com)

EUGENE, Ore. - I have to submit my mea culpa to Steve Sarkisian and the Washington Huskies: Rock bottom was indeed last week. And if a casual sports fan saw the 53-16 box score, it's doubtful they'd come to the conclusion that UW was that much better this week than last week's 41-point drubbing at the hands of Stanford at home.

But these Dawgs hung in against a record Oregon crowd at Autzen Stadium, ultimately undone by special teams that were anything but special Saturday. The Huskies gave up more yards to the Ducks (522) than the Cardinal (470), but they improved measurably on the offensive side of the ball, especially given it was Keith Price's first career start. He gave a gutty, yet schizophrenic performance that...

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