The 2016 college football season kicked of Labor Day weekend with the 14th ranked Washington Huskies looking to do some big things this year. If Saturday was any indication, it could be an exciting year. The Huskies hosted the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from the BigTen and dominated right from the start on way to a 48-13 win. The return of speedster John Ross was a huge impact with three touchdowns in his first game since missing last season with a knee injury.
I wrapped up my 2015 football season last Sunday when the Cleveland Browns came into town. The Seahawks were on a roll with 5 straight wins and the Browns were the only thing between the Hawks and a playoff berth. Johnny Football marched Cleveland right down the field on the first drive, but that was about all that they would be able to do for the rest of the day. The Seahawks behind Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin went on to a 30-13 victory and put the Hawks right where they expect to be, back in the playoffs.
I can’t believe how quickly this season flew by for me. It seems like just yesterday I was rolling into Husky Stadium on a hot August early afternoon for the first game of the season. I have met even more great people this season and continue to learn and try to push more each game.
The second half of my Thanksgiving weekend double header was heading down to CenturyLink Field to capture the Seahawks as the hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers. There was a lot of gold and black in the stands for this one as all the Steeler fans came out of the woodwork. This was not a typical type of Seahawks game as the offense had to carry most of the burden as they got into a shootout with Big Ben and the Steelers. Russell Wilson had a huge day with five touchdown passes, three of them to Doug Baldwin on way to a 39-30 win over the Steelers.