Huskies are outscoring Pac-12 opponents 62-10 in the second half. But the first half remains a mixed bag.

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In their two Pac-12 games, both on the road, the Huskies outscored Colorado and Oregon State by a combined 62-10 in the second half.

That’s the good. The really good.

The flip side, of course, is that Washington’s offense has been merely average in the first half, and the No. 6 Huskies say remedying that is a priority heading into their first Pac-12 home game of the season Saturday against California (7:45 p.m., ESPN).

“We’re not good with that,” offensive line coach Scott Huff said Wednesday. “It’s not like we’re saying, ‘OK, guys, let’s just play the first half and make some adjustments (at halftime).’ No one’s trying to do that. Our goal is to score every freaking time we get the ball.”

The Huskies (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) had an efficient and impressive first possession against Oregon State last Saturday, going 98 yards on 10 plays, capped by Jake Browning’s 11-yard touchdown run. It appeared the Huskies would be able to do whatever they wanted after that … until they couldn’t.

UW still led 7-0 at halftime after what coach Chris Petersen called an “awkward” first half.

Oregon State brought heavy pressure and sacked Browning three times in the first half — he had been sacked just twice in the first four games — which stymied the Huskies’ attack. (Browning appeared to have ample time to throw on at least two of those sacks, but good coverage in OSU’s secondary forced him to hold on to the ball.)

“That set us back on our heels a little bit and didn’t allow us to get into a great rhythm,” Petersen said.

In the locker room at halftime, Huff said coaches challenged the players. Browning said the biggest adjustment was the offense increased its tempo in an attempt to prevent Oregon State’s defense from substituting regularly.

“Credit Oregon State. They threw the kitchen sink at us in the first half,” Huff said. “(At halftime), we did try to calm everybody down. We challenged our guys and the second half was much better. We’re not good with that. We’re not good with waiting until the second half.

“We’re looking at everything, because we’re not good with that.”

Petersen said Monday that, yes, the slow starts are concerning. But not his only one.

“Everything that doesn’t work is a concern,” he said. “You guys don’t need to ask me that. I mean, if we don’t kick the ball off correctly, that is a concern. … It’s always a concern. Everything is. We’re not, ‘OK, hey, we are good with that.’ I don’t know why you’d ask that question. Name something else that wasn’t good, it is going to be the same thing.”