SEATTLE, Wash. - As the Washington football team becomes more comfortable with freshman quarterback Jake Locker it may try more long passes in Saturday's game against Ohio State in Seattle.
The Huskies have relied more on the running game and short passes in their first two wins. Locker is the second-leading rusher on the team with 26 carries for 167 yards and thee touchdowns.
Washington football fans are hoping tailback Louis Rankin has a big game Saturday against Ohio State. Offensive coordinator Tim Lappano says the Huskies will have tohave a ground game to succeed.
Rankin had the best game of his career in the opening win at Syracuse, rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns. But he had only 45 yards last week in the victory over Boise State.
The Number Ten Ohio State Buckeyes have allowed only eight points in victories over Youngstown State and Akron.