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Huskies seeing Red on Defense

Nick Holt (Kim Grinolds/

SEATTLE - The numbers aren't pretty. When looking at the statistics for Washington's defense in 2009, there's one thought that keeps getting recycled; they look an awful lot like 2008's defensive numbers. But that team was 0-12 and the 2009 Huskies are 3-3 and looking for more wins. How can that be?

As always, you have to look at the numbers inside the numbers to get a better view of what's happening, and when those are crunched, the easiest conclusion one can draw is that these Dawgs are seeing red Here are the defensive numbers for 2008 and 2009, by way of comparison: 2008 Rush Defense: 117th (240.58 ypg) 2009 Rush Defense: 82nd (161.33 ypg) 2008 Pass Defense: 62nd (211.17 ypg) 2009 Pass... Recommended Stories