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Final score: No. 4 Washington 41, No. 9 Colorado 10.

Player of the game: Safety Taylor Rapp: The true freshman from Bellingham returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown on the first snap of the second half to give UW a 21-7 lead. On Colorado’s next series, Rapp had his second interception to set up a UW field goal. Rapp was named the game’s most valuable player.


Jake Browning tied Marcus Mariota (2014) for second place on the Pac-12’s single-season list for touchdown passes with 42. He needs one more to tie Jared Goff (2015) for the record.

John Ross III has 17 touchdown receptions this season, one shy of Mario Bailey (1991) for the Pac-12 record.

— The North improved to 6-0 vs. the South in Pac-12 championship games.

— Redshirt freshman Benning Potoa’e made his first start at outside linebacker in place of junior Connor O’Brien, who injured his knee in the Apple Cup and did not suit up Friday. O’Brien was the replacement for senior Joe Mathis, who is out for the season after having surgery last month on both of his feet.

UW coach Chris Petersen said after the game that Mathis probably would not be able to return in time for a bowl game, something Mathis was hoping would be possible.

— True freshman Nick Harris made his third start of the season for the Huskies at right guard.

Warren Moon served as an honorary captain for the Huskies during the pregame coin toss. The UW captains for the game were Kevin King, Darrell Daniels, John Ross III and Greg Gaines.

Quote: “It felt so good. I’m still trying to take it all in right now. It’s so surreal. It feels like a dream.” — Taylor Rapp