Washington Huskies Beat Colorado 37-10 at Folsom

Myles Gaskin, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Myles Gaskin, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The Washington Huskies returned two interceptions of Steven Martez for touchdowns in the 37 to 10 victory, but they may have lost wide receiver Chico McClatcher for the season.

The Washington Huskies intercepted Colorado quarterback Steven Martez three times in unusually sloppy conditions for Folsom Field in Boulder. A steady drizzle made for a tough battle in the first half, with Huskies quarterback Jake Browning tossing an interception as a part of a generally inaccurate game in the rain.

The turning point came late in the third quarter. On third down, in field goal range, McClatcher went down and didn’t get up. After a cart came onto the field and McClatcher exited with a serious ankle injury, Huskies kicker Tristan Viscaino missed the field goal try wide right. The Buffaloes trailed 17-10 at this point.

But Martez served up an interception to Myles Bryant, who jogged into the endzone without meaningful contact. Just like that, the wet Boulder crowd stunned, the Washington Huskies took a 24-10 lead, and the route was on.

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The result was the Washington Huskies have to be considered one of the top five teams in the country. Unusually wet weather or no, the Huskies beat a good, in-conference foe on the road soundly, with running back Myles Gaskin running over Buffaloes in the fourth quarter to ice the game and adding a cherry on top with a 57-yard touchdown run to put the Washington Huskies up 37-10.

Even though Browning struggled, he still tossed a 43-yard touchdown strike into double coverage to Quinten Pounds early in that crucial third quarter. It was a sound win against a sound opponent, the only downside was that Dante Pettis didn’t return yet another punt for a touchdown.

Browning was 11 for 21 for 160 yards passing with one TD and one pick. Gaskin and Washington’s rushing attack led the way for the Huskies–Gaskin racked up 202 yards on 27 carries. (That’s 7.5 yards per carry, folks).

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Washington will take on Oregon State next week with a higher rank than seven after their convincing road win over Colorado.