Pettis had gone nearly two months between returning punts for a touchdown. His record-breaker put the Huskies ahead of Oregon in the first half.
Dante Pettis now stands all alone in the NCAA record books.
Pettis, the Huskies’ senior wide receiver, returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter Saturday against Oregon, his fourth punt-return touchdown of the season and ninth of his career, a new NCAA record.
Pettis had shared the NCAA career record of eight with Texas Tech’s Wes Welker and Oklahoma’s Antonio Perkins.
Pettis’ return gave the No. 12 Huskies a 10-3 lead early in the second quarter.
The NCAA record for punt-return TDs in a season is five.