Washington Football: 3 takeaways from Huskies statement win over BYU

Jake Browning, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Jake Browning, Washington Huskies. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Jake Browning, Washington Football. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Huskies are a true playoff contender

This win was dominating from the start. The Huskies had been winning the last three weeks but were not playing as well as they were expected to. They had some struggles offensively at times, both in the passing game and the running attack. The running game started to establish itself while the aerial attack was still a work in progress.

In yesterday’s win, it all seemed to come together. This was Jake Browning’s best game. He was an electrifying 23 for 25 for 277 yards and a touchdown pass. He also ran in for a score on a nice scramble. For the second game in a row, Browning seemed to have all day to throw.

This offensive line is really becoming a force. Led by center Nick Harris, the line has given Browning all sorts of time in the pocket and clear paths to move around within it. They have also improved their run blocking, which resulted in four rushing touchdowns against BYU.

The dynamic offensive production, paired with a stingy, physical defense is a recipe for success in the PAC-12 and beyond. Washington’s defense had another exceptional game, allowing only a late touchdown when the game was out of reach. If this trend continues, the Huskies may be playing in a semifinal playoff game this January.