Twitter reacts after Washington dashes Wazzu’s playoff hopes with upset win

Mike Leach

Washington State had a chance to keep the College Football Playoff dream alive for itself and the Pac-12 conference Friday night at home against Washington.

Those dreams are now dashed, as the Cougars were soundly defeated. The Huskies cruised to an upset win, 28-15, thanks in part to some incredible work by Myles Gaskin and Co. The senior running back racked up 170 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, including this incredible 80-yard dash.

Of course, the loss also came due to some really bad mistakes by Washington State’s offense, which was incapable of adapting to the blizzard that came into Pullman during the game.

In addition to some crushed playoff hopes, the Heisman candidacy of Wazzu quarterback Gardner Minshew took a huge hit. He turned the ball over three times and didn’t throw a single touchdown pass in his second loss of the season.

The Cougars were the last team in the Pac-12 with even a shred of hope to sneak into the playoff in January. This loss eliminated them, and the conference, from contention. Fans and analysts on Twitter shared their reactions to this outcome.