After stubbing it’s toes the Husky offense exploded for 28 in the second quarter to overwhelm a talented but out-match Boise State football team. For Head Coach Kalen DeBoer, Co defensive Coordinator William Inge, and offensive Coordinator Ryan Grubb the team handled its first test of the season with determination, patience, and laser-like execution.
MONDAY REWIND REPORT
GAME NOTES FROM SATURDAYS GAME
Boise State at Washington Husky Stadium, Sept. 2, 2023
The following players made their UW debut today vs. Boise State: CB Jabbar Muhammad, WR Germie Bernard, TB Dillon Johnson, LB Ralen Goforth, TE Josh Cuevas, OL Parker Brailsford, CB Thaddeus Dixon, EDGE Milton Hopkins Jr., OL Jalen Klemm, CB Darrin Barkins, RB Daniyel Ngata, CB Jakson Berman, S Tristan Warner, and WR Taeshawn Lyons.
Michael Penix Jr. threw four touchdowns in a game four times in 2022, his first season at UW, tying for seventh-most in UW single-game history (prior to today). Today vs. Boise State, he reached four TD passes by halftime. Penix’s halftime stats: 17-for-24, 266 yards, 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions.
Penix has thrown multiple touchdowns (two or more) in 11 of his 14 games as a Husky.
Penix’s five TDs today tied him for third in UW single-game history, behind a pair of six-TD games by Jake Browning (at Cal and Oregon, both in 2016).
Penix’s 450 yards marked his third-highest total as a Husky, trailing 516 last year vs. Arizona and 485 in the 2022 Apple Cup. Today’s 450 yards are the fourth-most in UW history.
Washington’s 490 team passing yards are second-most in school history, behind only the 516 last year vs. Arizona (all from Penix, in that case).
Receiver Jalen McMillan completed a nine-yard pass to Jack Westover today. That’s the first time a non- QB had completed a pass for the Huskies since running back Richard Newton completed a 13-yard TD pass to Terrell Bynum in the 2019 Las Vegas Bowl, also vs. Boise State. McMillan had a pass attempt last season, but did not complete it.
McMillan also had two receiving touchdowns and a rushing touchdown today.
Washington scored 40 or more points for the seventh time in the 14-game UW tenure of head coach Kalen DeBoer. The Huskies also scored 37, 38, and 39 points in games last year, falling just shy of 40.
The margin of victory (37 points) marked the largest margin of defeat for Boise State since a 40-point loss to Louisiana Tech (63-23) in 1998. The 56 points allowed were also the most that the Broncos have allowed in a non-overtime game since that same La Tech loss.
FULL MONDAY PRESSER
- Mariners prepare for series they dare not lose in Texas
- Seahawks looking to build but not dwell in win over Lions
- Mariners close in on AL West summit after 7-2 win in Oakland
- Mariners get desperately-needed win in Oakland
- Awards pilling up for Michael Penix Jr.
The Huskies (1-0) will host Tulsa (1-0) with kickoff scheduled for 2:00 pm Both teams opened the season with convincing wins as UW beat Boise State, 56-19, last Saturday. Two days earlier in a Thursday night opener, the Golden Hurricane handled Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 42-7. This week’s game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two programs and Tulsa’s first game against a current member of the Pac-12 since 2006 (as well as the first road game against a current Pac-12 team since 1996). The following week, the Huskies close out the non-conference schedule with a trip to Michigan State on Sept. 16.