SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Jacob Eason has been through countless practices and scrimmages, but his last real pass came nearly two years ago when he was a backup at Georgia.
On Saturday, he finally gets to start for the 13th-ranked Huskies, who face FCS powerhouse Eastern Washington in their season opener.
The former No. 1 recruit in the country started at Georgia as a freshman. He was hurt early in his sophomore season and never regained the job from Jake Fromm. Now he is home after sitting out last season and looking to keep Washington at the top of the Pac-12.
“I think we’re all excited to play, knowing we’ve got some work to