The Washington Huskies were selected for the College Football Playoff, this after beating Colorado, 41-10, in the Pac-12 Championship. The game was close early on – Washington led just 14-7 at halftime – but the Huskies outscored the Buffs 27-3 in the second half to cruise to victory.
“We knew it was going to be a good game,” Washington wide receiver Chico McClatcher said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “We just had to make some off adjustments and get the ball going down the field. We executed well the second half on offense, and the defense played great, too. We’re feeling very good right now.”
McClatcher had one catch for 11 yards and rushed for an 8-yard touchdown to cap the scoring late in the fourth quarter.
Three years into the Chris Petersen era, the Huskies are playing for a national title.
“Coach P, he’s a great coach,” McClatcher said. “I’m very thankful to have him as a head coach. His way works. He wanted to change the program his way, and everybody bought in and we executed through all phases of the program. We’re just very grateful that we have him as a head coach.”
No. 4 Washington (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31 at a 3 p.m. ET. If victorious, Washington will play the winner of No. 2 Clemson (12-1) versus No. 3 Ohio State (11-1) for the national title on Jan. 9.
“We’re going to be ready (for Alabama),” McClatcher said.