Browning tied Keith Price's record after early "cheap shots" from Oregon's defense.
During Washington’s first drive of the game Saturday night, boos rained down from the Husky Stadium stands after a replay was shown of an Oregon defender hitting UW quarterback Jake Browning high.
No penalty was called on the play, and Husky fans voiced their displeasure.
After the Huskies’ 38-3 victory, Browning said he thought the hit warranted a targeting penalty. His right tackle, Kaleb McGary, had strong feelings about the play too.
“In my personal opinion, that was absolutely ridiculous,” McGary said. “But, you know what, Jake is a tough hombre and he didn’t let it faze him and we just kept right on rollin’. And they continued to try take cheap shots on him the entire frickin’ game and the refs did absolutely nothing about it. Sometimes that’s the way it goes and you play the hand you’re dealt. You’ve got to find a way.”
After that early hit, McGary and the Huskies’ revamped offensive line kept Browning clean all night — no sacks for the second straight week — en route to their second straight win over the Ducks.
In the process, Browning tied Keith Price’s school record with his 75th touchdown pass.
“It would have been cool to break it at home, but other than that I don’t really care,” Browning said. “Hopefully I break it. I’ve got a lot of time left here. … But it’s still cool. A lot of people have gone into that.”
Browning threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis early in the third quarter, the 74th TD pass of Browning’s career, to give the No. 12 Huskies a 24-3 lead.
Running back Lavon Coleman took a short screen pass, spun on top of an Oregon defender and finished off a 31-yard touchdown reception later in the third quarter to make it 31-3.
That was Browning’s 75th career TD pass, matching Price’s school record.