The No. 6 Washington Huskies pummeled California 38-7 in PAC-12 action Saturday night in Seattle. Washington is now 6-0 on the season and have a ridiculous +197 point differential. And with unranked Iowa State’s stunning upset over No. 3 Oklahoma, Washington’s College Football Playoff hopes get a boost.

However, Washington hasn’t exactly had a difficult schedule this season, particularly with their non-conference games. The Huskies began their season with a 30-14 win at Rutgers (1-4; lost at home to Eastern  Michigan), followed by a 63-7 win vs Montana (a Big Sky team), and a 48-16 win vs Fresno State (a Mountain West team that went 1-11 last season).

And ESPN reporter Quint Kessenich really mocked Washington’s non-conference schedule… during the broadcast of Washington’s game on Saturday.

Kessenich showed actual cupcakes “as a visual” of the Huskies’ non-conference schedule:


The cupcake schedule talk comes on the heels of Washington head coach Chris Petersen complaining about Washington having to play night games due to ESPN’s broadcast scheduling preferences (imagine how much he then hates having his team’s schedule ridiculed on these broadcasts).

Kirk Herbstreit then fired back at those comments on Saturday morning’s College Gameday, saying that people like Petersen should be thanking ESPN for the exposure the network gives the PAC-12.

And PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott was actually brought on ESPN’s broadcast of the Washington game to talk about the TV deal and late start times. Scott said that “there’s no doubt that playing late at night and kickoffs after 6 PM have been beneficial for the PAC-12.”

As you can imagine, many fans weren’t enjoying ESPN’s coverage of Washington and the PAC-12.

[ESPN]

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  • Patrick Ryan Williford

    I never understood schedule smack in college football, these deals are made years in advance most times and you can’t project who’ll be good or bad. It’s not like college basketball where you have teams scheduling games closer to the season they’ll be played.

  • Bil Ogle

    I noticed that whereas Fresno State was a cupcake for the UW, they were called a quality opponent for Alabama….. these announcers are bad

    • Johnny America

      They never said that about them being quality for Bama…

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