Ohio State, Washington welcome a more traditional Rose Bowl
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It will be a Rose Bowl of firsts when No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 9 Washington.
Gaskin, Browning set for Washington finale in Rose Bowl
SEATTLE (AP) — Considering the way their time as teammates began, it's a wonder Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin made it this far together at Washington.
Especially when one of Gaskin's first — and favorite — memories is of getting yelled at by his quarterback.
Utah, Washington vie for Rose Bowl spot in Pac-12 title game
No. 17 Utah (9-3, 6-3, No. 17 CFP) vs. No. 10 Washington (9-3, 7-2, No. 11 CFP) at Santa Clara, California, Friday, 8 p.m. EST (Fox)
Snow Dawgs: No. 16 Washington topples No. 7 Wazzu 28-15
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.
Washington holds off Stanford’s late rally, wins 27-23
SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Gaskin sat as a spectator for two straight games with Washington knowing it would need it senior running back when Stanford rolled into town.
The Huskies ended up leaning on Gaskin perhaps more than they expected.
"There's no way to put into words because that guy is unbelievable," Washington quarterback Jake Browning said. "When us two are back there I feel really good."
Gaskin injury giving Washington chance to display RB depth
SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Gaskin missed the first game of his career with Washington last weekend, which speaks to the durability of the Huskies' star running back after 3 ½ seasons as the primary ball carrier.
And yet, even without Gaskin in uniform, No. 15 Washington managed to rush for a season-high 201 yards as a team in the victory over Colorado, showing there is more than just one running option in the Huskies' backfield.
No. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington St tops Pac-12 slate
Here are some things to watch in Week 8 of the Pac-12 Conference football season:
Pac-12 division races taking shape
A month into the conference season, the Pac-12 division races are taking shape. Each division has front-runners and teams that already are all but out of contention.
A rundown of the races in the Pac-12's North and South divisions:
No. 10 Washington looks to end road skid vs UCLA
No. 10 Washington (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) at UCLA (0-4, 0-1), 7:30 p.m. ET (Fox).
No. 10 Washington travels to Utah to open Pac-12 play
No. 10 Washington (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12) at Utah (2-0, 0-0), 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Beavers’ Jermar Jefferson makes a splash among Pac-12 RBs
There's already a somewhat surprising development early in the Pac-12 season. The top two backs aren't named Love and Gaskin, but instead Jefferson and Pierce. And they're from Oregon State.
Yes, they're Beavers.
The Pac-12's 2018 class of running backs is unquestionably led by Stanford's Bryce Love, a Heisman finalist last year who returned for his senior year. Washington's Myles Gaskin came back for another season, too. Utah's Zack Moss is also considered a rusher to watch this fall.
Gaskin, Ahmed hope to be speedy combo for No. 6 Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Gaskin happened to be in Idaho for a wedding during the summer and was staying close enough to the Boise State campus to take a stroll past the football stadium one night.
It provided Gaskin a moment to reflect on his first three seasons at Washington and an unexpected, record-setting career that started inside the blue-field stadium on a night where he finished with just five yards rushing on five carries.
Embrace the hype: Washington clear favorite in Pac-12
SEATTLE (AP) — When Myles Gaskin first arrived at Washington, the outside expectations for the Huskies were very different. They weren't seen as an overwhelming favorite in the Pac-12.
Three years later, Gaskin is about to enter his final season in the purple and gold knowing the Huskies have reached a level where the perception of the program has greatly changed. High expectations are now a given. And the goal? That would be to win a national title.
Washington begins spring football featuring some changes
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.
We interrupt this basketball season for a return to football.
With all five Pac-12 coaching vacancies filled and the early entries for the NFL draft declared, here’s a look at how the conference’s preseason media poll might look when it comes out in six months.
RB Myles Gaskin returning to Washington for senior season
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington star running back Myles Gaskin will return to school for his senior season rather than enter the NFL draft.
Gaskin announced his decision in a brief statement on Twitter on Sunday night, the day before the NFL deadline for eligible underclassmen to declare for the draft. Gaskin was expected to be a mid-to-late round selection in what's expected to be a strong running back class.
Former Washington star Nate Robinson stresses Apple Cup’s importance to current Huskies
SEATTLE – It’s common practice for a football coach to have prominent alums address the team, particularly when a rivalry game comes around.
Washington head coach Chris Peterson invited several ex-Huskies, including Nate Robinson, who played one season of football at UW before concentrating on basketball.
“It was great,” Peterson said. “I think he wanted to play with us. My understanding is he still has three years of football eligibility left but he still likes that roundball I guess.”
SEATTLE – Washington didn’t have senior Dante Pettis, the NCAA record-setting punt returner and the primary target for a receiving unit that was already decimated by injury.
Senior Lavon Coleman, the Huskies’ second-leading rusher, limped off the field a few minutes after Pettis’ departure midway through the first quarter with an apparent left ankle injury.
Purple Haze: Washington routs Washington State 41-14
SEATTLE (AP) — Given the chance to ruin their rivals hopes at a conference championship, Washington did more than simply cost Washington State a chance at the Pac-12 North.
The Huskies reasserted that for the fifth straight season the Apple Cup would remain decorated in purple with yet another rout of the Cougars.
"We wanted to put our foot on their neck from when the game started and keep it rolling through the game," Washington safety Ezekiel Turner said.
No. 16 Washington gets 10 points in last minute to stun Utah
SEATTLE (AP) — A bit of late-game mastery by Washington quarterback Jake Browning provided Tristan Vizcaino a chance at redemption for a season of shaky kicking and the capper to one crazy rally.
Pac-12 after dark, indeed.
Vizcaino hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired and No. 16 Washington scored 10 points in the final 58 seconds to stun Utah 33-30 on Saturday night.
No. 12 Washington rumbles through UCLA in 44-23 blowout
SEATTLE (AP) — With two weeks to stew about suffering an unexpected first loss of the season, No. 12 Washington released its pent up frustration by running all over UCLA.
Led by the duo of Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman, the Huskies rolled through UCLA 44-23 on Saturday and overpowering the worst run defense in the country. Gaskin finished with 169 yards rushing and one touchdown, while Coleman added 94 yards and three TDs.
No. 6 Washington overcomes slow start in 42-7 win over Beavs
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Washington quarterback Jake Browning's performances against Oregon State are part of what will make his already standout career memorable.
Browning threw for three touchdowns, Myles Gaskin ran for 113 yards and a score and the No. 6 Huskies broke open a close game with a 21-point third quarter to beat Oregon State 42-7 on Saturday night.
No. 7 Washington overcomes slow start to beat Colorado 37-10
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The No. 7 Washington Huskies warmed up in the cold rain without their shirts , then went out and undressed the Colorado Buffaloes in a 37-10 rout Saturday night in a rematch of last year's Pac-12 title game.
No. 7 Washington returns home to home FCS power Montana
Montana (1-0) at No. 7 Washington (1-0), Saturday 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Washington to test Alabama defense with offensive balance
ATLANTA (AP) — Washington is bringing more than its high-powered passing attack to Saturday's Peach Bowl semifinal against Alabama's tough defense .
The Huskies have proved they can rely on a running game led by Myles Gaskin to provide balance when defenses focus their efforts on stopping quarterback Jake Browning and star wide receiver John Ross.
No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Washington's opportunistic defense and dominant running game most likely ended any debate about whether the Huskies' weak nonconference schedule would keep them out of the College Football Playoff.
Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 Washington strengthen its case for a playoff berth with a 41-10 victory over No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
No. 7 Washington rolls past Arizona State, 44-18
SEATTLE (AP) — Jake Browning overcame a sluggish start to throw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 7 Washington routed Arizona State 44-18 on Saturday night to stay in the College Football Playoff mix.
Trojans at Huskies
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m., Husky Stadium
Records: Washington (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12), USC (6-3, 4-2)
No. 4 Washington holds on for 31-24 win over No. 17 Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dante Pettis returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown with 3:25 left and No. 4 Washington held off No. 17 Utah 31-24 on Saturday to remain undefeated.
After Utah tied it at 24 with 9:07 left, Washington (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) pinned the Utes on their own 1 on quarterback Jake Browning's pooch punt. The Utes (7-2, 4-2) went three-and-out and punted to Pettis, who ran parallel toward the far sideline, broke a tackle and outran everyone else.
Washington beats Oregon 70-21 to snap 12-game losing streak
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Washington receiver Dante Pettis was succinct in his assessment of quarterback Jake Browning.
"Ridiculously good," Pettis said after Browning threw for 304 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in a 70-21 rout of Oregon on Saturday night.
The victory snapped the No. 5 Huskies' 12-game losing streak to the Ducks and left Browning — who also ran for a pair of scores — wanting more.
Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington stayed quiet. Stanford was just the next opponent, the Huskies said, and there was no extra meaning or motivation.
Then the celebration happened, complete with purple-clad fans rushing the field to celebrate Washington's 44-6 rout Friday night.
After months of hype surrounding a possible breakout performance for Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12), the 10th-ranked Huskies showed they were ready for their return to the national stage.
Browning throws 4 TDs; No. 8 Washington rolls to easy win
SEATTLE (AP) — The unsatisfying appetizers for No. 8 Washington are done. Proving the Huskies are worthy of their lofty ranking three weeks into the season now begins.
"We'll find out quick. We'll find out quick what we have," Washington coach Chris Petersen said.
Jake Browning threw three touchdown passes in the first 16 minutes and No. 8 Washington closed out its uninspired nonconference schedule with a 41-3 win over Portland State on Saturday night.
Portland State-Washington Preview Capsule
Portland State (1-1) at No. 8 Washington (2-0), 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)