Myles Gaskin, the freshman from O'Dea, has posted back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the Huskies.

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With 134 yards against USC and a career-high 155 yards against Oregon, Myles Gaskin became the first true freshman in Husky history to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing games.

“I think the biggest thing with him, being a freshman playing right now, is just how comfortable he is within the offense as far as the game not being too big for him and being able to get in there and stay in there on different things,” running backs coach Keith Bhonapha said Tuesday. “It’s not just overwhelming. You talk about the maturity he has being a freshman out there … I think that’s really important.”

Gaskin, the former O’Dea High star, has 79 carries for 498 yards — 6.3 yards per carry — and five touchdowns. Coaches have lauded Gaskin’s patient running style and natural vision.

“The thing that’s most surprising for me is just a guy who was on a bus to go play Seattle Prep a year ago is now out there playing (well at this level),” Bhonapha said. “And his maturity level — the game is not too big for him, he doesn’t get full of himself; he just takes it all in stride and continually tries to get better day after day.”

Against Oregon, the 5-foot-9, 192-pound Gaskin had a 72-yard TD run; he also had a 78-yard TD run against Sacramento State last month.

“For him to have a couple breakout runs is nice for me,” Bhonapha said, “because it’s just bonus. But I really think … where his strength is, is really fighting to get those extra tough yards. That’s where Myles is a different player.”

Per UW’s team policy, freshmen generally are not available for media interviews.