SEATTLE (AP) — Coach Jimmy Lake is as excited as anyone for a semblance of a return to normalcy Saturday when No. 20 Washington opens its season hosting FCS powerhouse Montana. The Huskies managed just four games last year and saw a showdown against Oregon, a spot in the Pac-12 championship game and a bowl berth wiped out due to a COVID-19 outbreak inside the program late in the season. They return a bevy of starters on both sides and are anchored by one of the best offensive lines in the country. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, are hoping for a more competitive effort than the last time they visited Seattle in 2017 and were whacked 63-7 by Washington.

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