Washington Wins Everywhere on Boxing Day: Huskies
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But this year, his namesakes made Boxing Day his own.
- The Capitals warmed DC's cockles at home with a 3-1 victory over Montréal;
- The Wizards did their bit for the trifecta in Brooklyn, besting the Nets, 111-96;
- The Redskins made it one by going up the I-95 and beating the bumbling Eagles, 38-24;
- The Huskies carried the heritage Deep in the Hearta by stopping Southern Mississippi, 44-31; and
- The Cougars capped a successful day in West Texan snow by edging the Miami Hurricanes, 20-14.
Five Washingtons. Five triumphs. Never before in history has this happened. Kinda cool.
This was the first time since 1983 that the District of Columbia had three of its own all win on the same day. The State of Washington's two FBS entries won twice on the same day in 2015, albeit in non-cons where they should have.
After an impressively successful career at Boise State, Chris Petersen met high expectations when he came to Washington. Those have been replaced by patience, but even though the Huskies came into the Heart of Dallas Bowl at 6-6, they did it with a multitude of underclassmen playing key roles, especially in the backfield.
If Petersen can indeed build on this, he's got a shot at becoming as legendary as Don James or a certain Seattle lefty who played the guitar upside down: