The freshman from O'Dea High, who is sixth in the Pac-12 with 606 rushing yards, just might be biggest surprise this season for the Huskies.
Before the season, Washington freshman running back Myles Gaskin was buried on the depth chart behind four returners.
He had just five rushing yards on five attempts in the opener before exploding for 146 yards and three touchdowns in the second game. Gaskin had shared running back duties with Dwayne Washington early in the season, but in the past three games the former O’Dea High standout has ran for more than 100 yards while carrying the Husky offense.
Gaskin, a 5-9 and 192-pound Lynnwood, Wash. native, ranks seventh in the Pac-12 with 606 rushing yards. He’s averaging 6.2 yards per carry with six touchdowns. He’s been the biggest bright spot on an UW offense that ranks last in the conference with 334.1 yards per game.
Gaskin is one of 10 true freshmen who have played this season joining OL Trey Adams, LB Tevis Bartlett, QB Jake Browning, LB Ben Burr-Kirven, DB Austin Joyner, WR Chico McClatcher, DB Jordan Miller, WR Quinten Pounds and WR Isaiah Renfro.
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Here’s a look at Gaskin’s game-by-game log.
|Boise State||L 16-13||5||5||1||3||0|
|Sacramento State||W 49-0||14||146||10.4||78||3|
|Utah State||W 31-17||15||42||2.8||13||0|
In the video (above) , Gaskin gives his first first extended interview since joining the Huskies. It’s the second time he been available to the media this season.