Cyler Miles' return gives Washington the edge in shootout against Eastern Washington
Making his first start of 2014 after having to sit out Washington’s opening win over win over Hawaii due to a suspension, sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles grabbed the reigns of the Husky offense and led Washington to a 59-52 shootout win over Eastern Washington on Saturday on Pac-12 Networks.
Miles had limited production through the air, throwing for 180 yards and a touchdown. But he made a huge impact for the Huskies with his feet in the red zone, making plays near the goal line and rushing for three touchdowns. Miles’ dual-threat abilities also contributed to a great day on the ground overall for Washington as the Huskies racked up 356 yards rushing and seven touchdowns (just one away from matching the school’s single-game record).
Miles’ most-important play of the day came early in the fourth quarter when he scored on a five-yard quarterback sneak that gave Washington a lead they would not relinquish. Miles’ game-breaking dive into the end zone is seen here.