Browning broke the record with a 9-yard completion to tight end Drew Sample against BYU.
Add another milestone to Jake Browning’s overflowing resume.
The senior quarterback became the Washington Huskies’ all-time leading passer Saturday night at Husky Stadium, breaking Cody Pickett’s 15-year-old record with a 9-yard completion to tight end Drew Sample in the second quarter against No. 20 BYU.
“It’s cool to be (listed) along with some of those names of guys who have accomplished some pretty cool things here,” Browning said after the Huskies’ 35-7 victory. “But my whole thing with records now going forward is, I hope some other Washington quarterback comes along and breaks those, too.”
Browning finished 23-of-25 for 277 yards with one touchdown passing. His 92-percent the best completion rate is the best ever by a UW quarterback with more than 20 passing attempts in a game.
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He also scored on an impressive 9-yard touchdown run with 5 seconds left in the first half. It was Browning’s 14th career rushing touchdown, and it gave the Huskies a 21-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Browning connected with Sample again for a 15-yard touchdown, extending UW’s lead to 28-0. That was the 100th touchdown Browning was responsible for in his career, becoming just the sixth player in Pac-12 history to do that.
Browning came into the game needing 150 yards to catch Pickett, who from 1999-2003 threw for 10,220 yards on 1,419 pass attempts (821 completions).
The Huskies’ first four-year starter in modern history, Browning broke the record on 208 fewer pass attempts than Pickett.
He entered Saturday having completed 776 passes on 1,210 attempts, for 10,070 yards.
Last year, Browning broke Keith Price’s school record for career touchdown passes, now at 86. Browning’s 43 touchdown passes in 2016 are a UW record (and are tied with Jared Goff for the Pac-12 record), and his .641 completion percentage is second in program history (behind Cyler Miles’ .656).
Browning also holds UW records for total offense (10,170 entering Saturday), passing efficiency (152.6), passing yards per attempt (8.97).
The records are nothing new for Browning. At Folsom (Calif.) High School, he set national records for touchdown passes in a season (91) and career (229).