The Huskies overcame an early 14-0 hole to come away with a tough MVAL victory over the Eagles at Tak Fudenna Stadium.

Washington stopped American's Robert Pinkney on a fourth-and-5 from the Huskies 15 with 1:07 left in the contest. The Eagles forced a punt and had one last play at the Huskies 28 with 5.7 seconds left. Kyle Barker's pass was picked off by Ahmed Aryobi to preserve the Huskies' win.

Washington quarterback Kyle Malpede threw for 189 yards on 16-for-24 passing, including a 22-yard touchdown strike to Terrance Jones that gave the Huskies (3-2, 2-0 MVAL) their first lead at 21-14 in the third. The touchdown came three plays after the Huskies' Nate Woudstra recovered the kickoff that the Eagles (3-2, 0-1) failed to field.

Barker came right back, hitting Anthony Young for a 42-yard touchdown pass on American's next possession.

Eddie Adams scored from a yard out to give Washington the lead right back at 28-21. The Eagles responded as Eric Adair scored on a 7-yard run with 10:09 left in the game, but the point after was missed.

Jones led the Huskies with six receptions for 59 yards, and Andrew Llanos added four catches for 79 yards, including a spectacular on-handed grab in the second half.

Washington 28, American 27

Washington 0 14 14 0-- 28

American 7 7 7 6-- 27

A -- Basurto 1 run (Mayoral kick)

A -- Barker 7 run (Mayoral kick)

W -- Woudstra 30 run (Riest kick)

W -- Woudstra 12 run (Riest kick)

W -- Jones 22 pass from Malpede (Riest kick)

A -- Young 42 pass from Barker (Mayoral kick)

W -- Adams 1 run (Riest kick)

A -- Adair 7 run (kick failed)

Rushing: W -- Woudstra 9-67, Adams 12-28, Malpede 2-(-6), Team 3-(-7). Totals 26-82. A -- Lyell 15-120, Pinkney 11-57, Adair 14-48, Popal 3-12, Barker 4-10, Basurto 1-1. Totals 48-248. Passing: W -- Malpede 17-25-0 190. A -- Barker 2-5-1 54. Receiving: W -- Jones 6-59, Llanos 4-80, Johnson 3-26, Sewell 2-13, Aryobi 2-12. Totals 17-190. A -- Young 1-42, Pinkney 1-12. Totals 2-54. Fumbles/lost: Washington 2/1, American 3/1. Records: Washington 3-2, 2-0 MVAL; American 3-2, 0-1.