SEATTLE (AP) Facing Arizona State was supposed to be a true challenge for No. 11 Washington's secondary. The Sun Devils had an experienced quarterback and a top-flight wide receiver with NFL potential.
And then the Sun Devils switched gears, apparently deciding the best way to try to beat the Huskies was to avoid that standout secondary, though ASU still lost 27-20.
It was the latest sign of how much respect Washington is getting for its defensive backfield, which is annually producing NFL-level talent. The latest group is led by safeties Taylor Rapp and Jojo McIntosh, but its cornerback trio of Byron Murphy, Jordan Miller and Myles Bryant are equally good.