CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon State closed in on Washington, Salvon Ahmed broke away with a 60-yard scoring run to douse any momentum the Beavers had.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington linebacker MJ Tafisi, who was taken off the field on a stretcher during the 25th-ranked Huskies' win over Arizona, suffered a "significant" stinger and there is no...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Washington was pushed around in its last game, a bruising 23-13 loss to big, powerful Stanford.
The Huskies face a different kind of challenge Saturday night in the...
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen didn't have to delve deep when assessing what went wrong with Washington's trip to Stanford.
Petersen said Washington was outplayed and outcoached last weekend...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen isn't joking when he says he's not quite sure what to make of Stanford.
While the 15th-ranked Huskies have had some success against...
SEATTLE (AP) — Given Washington's recent track record, it's almost a given opponents will struggle to throw against the Huskies.
The Huskies continue to turn out talent on the back end of...
SEATTLE (AP) — Elijah Molden dropped into open space near the goal line and went unnoticed. When the pass went his direction, Washington's young cornerback finally grabbed his first interception....
PROVO, Utah (AP) — After opening the season with three consecutive games at home, Washington's young squad gets its first exposure to a hostile road environment on Saturday at BYU.
SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Petersen finally went back to watch what happened to No. 23 Washington after enduring a delay he'd never experienced as a coach and a game that ended at an hour never...
SEATTLE (AP) — On the way to winning the Pac-12 Conference title and playing in the Rose Bowl a year ago, there was one miserably forgettable night for Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's Jacob Eason has been through countless practices and scrimmages, but his last real pass came nearly two years ago when he was a backup at Georgia.
SEATTLE (AP) — Backup quarterback Jake Haener is leaving No. 13 Washington after losing a camp battle for the starting job to Georgia transfer Jacob Eason.
SEATTLE (AP) — No. 13 Washington has named Georgia transfer Jacob Eason its starting quarterback for the season opener against Eastern Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen has been here before. The Huskies lose significant talent only to replenish the roster and continue what's been an upward trend during his...
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's Jacob Eason was arguably the most accomplished scout team quarterback in the country last season.
Not many QBs who spent last season running the plays used by...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It will be a Rose Bowl of firsts when No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 9 Washington.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen loaded up on defense with 12 of Washington's 20 signees during the early signing period coming on that side of the ball.
Washington's top recruit Wednesday was defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele, the top-rated player in Hawaii. But the Huskies' success on the islands didn't stop there. They also got defensive lineman Sama Pa'ama, linebacker Miki Ah You, offensive lineman Julius Buelow and kicker Tim Horn.
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ohio State's consolation prize for missing out on the College Football Playoff is a classic matchup in the Granddaddy of Them All.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On a night when neither offense could do much of anything, it was only fitting that a pass that bounced off a receiver's hands and leg turned into the winning play.
Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game's only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night and a berth in the Rose Bowl.
SEATTLE (AP) — If there was any question whether tight end Hunter Bryant was back to being the kind of difference-maker Washington expected before injuries derailed most of his first two seasons, a two-play sequence against Washington State told the story.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith knew this wasn't going to be easy.
The former Beavers quarterback returned to Corvallis and wrapped up his first season as a head coach with a 2-10 record, dropping eight of nine in Pac-12 play.
After a stint as quarterbacks coach at Washington under Chris Petersen, Smith took over an Oregon State team that won just one game in 2017 and lost its coach when Gary Andersen surprisingly stepped down in the middle of the season.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Chris Petersen walked away from the party happening in the end zone where the Apple Cup was being passed around by his players for the sixth straight year. He reached down and grabbed a chunk of the snow that blanketed the turf of Martin Stadium and fired back at the snowballs being flung his way from his two sons.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen thought he'd make it through his pregame speech the night before the final home game for Washington's seniors. Then he looked at quarterback Jake Browning, and Petersen's words trailed off.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen says indications are that left tackle Trey Adams intends to return for a fifth season after missing most of this one because of a back injury.
"I think that's the plan right now," Petersen said Monday, "things are always fluid."
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen tried to make it clear Monday that his decision to bench quarterback Jake Browning during Washington's loss to California was an attempt to spark the Huskies' sluggish offense and not an indictment of his fourth-year senior quarterback.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen quietly delivered a message during his weekly media briefing that not everything is going wrong for Washington even as he prepared to field questions about what happened in the Huskies' loss to rival Oregon.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen is taking No. 7 Washington this week back to the site of arguably his more important road victory since becoming the Huskies coach.
Washington's 70-21 thumping of Oregon two years ago ended a 12-game losing streak to the Ducks and still resonates in the Pacific Northwest. It made an emphatic statement that the Huskies intended on being the dominant program in the region again.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jake Browning is known for his arm, but the Washington quarterback showed that he can be elusive when on the run.
Browning threw for 265 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran for 49 yards and a score to lead the 10th-ranked Huskies to a 31-24 victory over UCLA on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winless UCLA wants to be where No. 10 Washington is, contending for Pac-12 titles and berths in the College Football Playoff.
Though finding their breakthrough victory against the Huskies on Saturday night might be like the longest of long shots, the Bruins seem to have the right attitude necessary to achieve their long-term goal.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen has said repeatedly that if Jake Browning is given the chance to scan the field and set his feet, it's awfully difficult to slow down Washington's senior quarterback.
The past two weeks have shown just how important the protection is for the efficiency of No. 10 Washington's offense and how much the Huskies offensive line has improved since the season opener against Auburn.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen got a firsthand look at BYU's Tanner Mangum many years ago when the quarterback was a high school star in Idaho and Petersen was still in charge at Boise State.
When Petersen started looking at film in preparation for Saturday's game between No. 11 Washington and No. 20 BYU, his memories of Mangum came flooding back, along with the realization of just how long it's been since Petersen was trying to get Magnum to Boise State.
SEATTLE (AP) — The offense for No. 10 Washington may still have some things to figure out.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington's defense is as strong as advertised once again.
The No. 10 Huskies smothered Utah for the better part of four quarters on the way to a 21-7 victory on Saturday night.
Nothing the Utes did on offense had a real impact as the game progressed, and Washington pounded and bruised Utah.
Three turnovers and a trio of fourth-quarter, fourth-down stops offered proof of Washington's defensive strength.
When his team's schedule was finalized, Chris Petersen knew the opening month of the season for No. 10 Washington could end up being quite challenging.
The opener against Auburn was a given. But also lurking with almost as much potential difficulty was the Huskies' Pac-12 Conference opener: at Utah, at night and against an opponent that has given Washington fits in recent seasons.
The ceiling for teams outside the Power Five in the College Football Playoff race seems to be set pretty low — as any Central Florida fan will be quick to point out.
Maybe Boise State can bust through it this year. To do so, Saturday's game at No. 24 Oklahoma State will be crucial for the 17th-ranked Broncos.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it was the inability to get the run going or the mistakes a four-year starter like Jake Browning should not be making, No. 10 Washington could not have looked more unimpressive in what turned out to be a 42-point victory.
Not playing well and beating an FCS school is one thing. Not playing well on Saturday at Utah in the Huskies' Pac-12 Conference opener could lead to trouble.
SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Petersen looked back at the reasons No. 9 Washington dropped its season opener, he noted a lot of areas where the Huskies made mistakes.
There may be no better way to work on those little details before the start of Pac-12 Conference play than facing an FCS program.
SEATTLE (AP) — Now that all the hype around Washington's season-opening top-10 showdown against Auburn has passed, the Huskies can move on with the rest of their season.
It starts with regrouping after a loss that will leave the Pac-12 favorite trying to make up ground nationally.
ATLANTA (AP) — One game does not make or break a season.
Especially the opener.
Then again, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has often been an accurate predictor of where the season is headed for both teams.
Keep that in mind when No. 6 Washington faces No. 9 Auburn on Saturday.
The ramifications of this first-of-September contest might still be lingering come December.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen wanted to make clear that No. 6 Washington is not carrying the weight of the entire Pac-12 into its opening matchup against No. 9 Auburn.
He also made certain to emphasize the Huskies aren't facing the entire Southeastern Conference when they travel to Atlanta.
Bryan Harsin was standing back, letting his veteran players address the rest of their Boise State teammates when the realization hit him.
He's no longer the coach who just returned to the place he played and later coached as an assistant. He's no longer in charge of a program built largely around recruits brought in by one of his mentors, Chris Petersen.
About to begin his fifth season at his alma mater, it's Harsin's guys and truly his program now.
Jonathan Smith is a feel-good story for an Oregon State team that really needs one.
The former Beavers quarterback filled the head-coaching vacancy left by Gary Andersen, who abruptly parted ways with the program last October after a 1-5 start. Cornerbacks coach Cory Hall served as interim head coach for the rest of the season, and the Beavers finished 1-11. Oregon State won just seven games during Andersen's 2½-season stint.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Petersen spent the past half-decade building a powerhouse at Washington, and his latest group is the strong favorite to win the Pac-12 title while leading the league's quest to regain national respectability.
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen got a brief respite from the talk of the high expectations facing Washington on the eve of fall camp.
Rather than talking around questions about the Huskies being a likely top 10 team when the AP Top 25 is released later this month or about the opener against powerhouse Auburn, Petersen was able to deflect momentarily as jets roaring overhead allowed him to share a memory and show a side of himself rarely seen in a formal setting.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Washington is the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 in the annual preseason poll of media members.
Coach Chris Petersen wasn't exactly celebrating Wednesday after Washington received 37 of 43 votes as the media's choice to win the Pac-12 for the second time in three years.
SEATTLE (AP) — The start of spring football at Washington on Wednesday brought a new offensive coordinator, a new play-caller on defense and even a new highly hyped transfer quarterback still a year away from playing.
Even with all the change, it's still Chris Petersen's show with a team that includes a fourth-year starting quarterback, a fourth-year starting running back and plenty of high expectations.
HOUSTON (AP) — Scott Frost has one final award to share with the University of Central Florida.
The former UCF coach and new Nebraska boss received the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award on Wednesday night.
"It's an honor. Obviously, he's one of the greats," Frost said about Bryant. "This is a team award. I'm just happy to represent the players and coaches that had such a phenomenal year."
Frost is first since former Boise State coach Chris Petersen in 2009 with a non-Power 5 program.
SEATTLE (AP) — In four seasons, Chris Petersen has completely remodeled Washington, changed the culture of the program, won a conference title, twice played in a New Year's Six bowl game, and once played in the College Football Playoff.
It's an impressive resume in a short span. But there still another step for the Huskies in order to truly be part of the national elite.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 9 Penn State's dismantling of what had been an elite Washington defense in the Fiesta Bowl came down to the Huskies' inability to stop the Nittany Lions on third down with any regularity, and the play of Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley.
McSorley picked apart the 11th-ranked Huskies with his arm, passing for 342 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 60 yards Saturday in the Penn State's 35-28 victory.