Petersen set for home debut as Huskies host Eagles

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Petersen's debut at Washington could hardly have been more of a dud.

After months of anticipation, the Huskies' season opener at Hawaii was an ugly grind and not what most expected in Petersen's first game as Washington's head coach.

That brings another level of scrutiny to Petersen's home debut on Saturday against FCS power Eastern Washington. Were the issues exposed last week simply the result of a first game under a new coaching staff?

Cyler Miles will start at quarterback for Washington (1-0) after being suspended for the opener.

Miles and the Huskies might need to score in bunches facing Eastern Washington (2-0) and its potent attack. The Eagles are ranked No. 2 in both FCS polls and have a history of causing headaches for bigger programs.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.