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Pettis, Browning lead No. 8 Washington past Rutgers, 30-14

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) If No. 8 Washington wants to get back to the college playoffs, the Huskies are going to have to pick it up after a less-than impressive opening victory over Rutgers.

On the other hand, if the Scarlet Knights continue to play the way they did against the defending Pac-12 champions, they are going to surprise some teams.

Dante Pettis woke up Washington just before halftime with his sixth career punt return for a touchdown and Jake Browning threw two second-half touchdown passes in a tougher-than-expected 30-14 victory Friday night.

Browning, who was the conference's offensive player of the year last season after throwing 43 touchdowns, was frustrated.

''We got a standard that we try to play to and that's not the standard at all,'' said Browning, who completed 17 of 30 passes for 284 yards. ''So yeah, we're going to have a long week of practice. Friday game, so we got and extra day and we'll be ready.''

The Huskies, who led Rutgers 24-0 after the first quarter of a 48-13 home win a year ago, were danger of going to the locker room down 7-3 when Pettis fielded Ryan Anderson's punt down the middle of the field and scored on 61-yard return that put Washington in front 10-7 with 3:50 left in the half. Pettis tied former California star DeSean Jackson's Pac-12 career record for punt returns for scores.

''Whenever a punter is backed up for some reason they always boom the ball, so he kicked it 55, 60 yards or something,'' Pettis said. ''I misjudged it a little bit, and then dropped it, didn't really panic, looked straight up the field and my guys did a great job of just clearing everybody out.''

Anderson said his punt was supposed to go out of bounds and he did not execute trying to rush it.

A senior receiver, Pettis actually set up the Huskies' first three scores this season. His 51-yard catch set up the first of three field goals by Tristan Vizcaino and his catches of 10 and 24 yards ignited an early third-quarter drive that Browning capped with a 7-yard swing pass to halfback Lavon Coleman for a 17-7 lead.

''I think any explosive plays get the sideline going, gets everybody feeling good about what going on,'' said Pettis, who also returned a punt for a touchdown against Rutgers last season. ''So it doesn't matter if it's a long run, catch, whatever. I think any time there's a big play it's good for us.''

Browning also found halfback Kyle Gaskin on an 18-yard TD pass on the first play of the fourth quarter for a 27-7 lead.

Louisville transfer Kyle Bolin threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Janarion Grant on Rutgers' first possession for a 7-0 lead and a 34-yarder to Dacoven Bailey with the game pretty much decided. Bolin finished 24 of 34 for 178 yards and had two passes intercepted by Byron Murphy.

The Scarlet Knights have lost 10 straight under second-year coach Chris Ash, but Rutgers showed a lot of improvement, especially against Washington. The Huskies were returning a big chunk of a team that posted a 12-2 record that included a Pac-12 title and a trip to the college football playoffs.

Ash felt Rutgers faced a lot of mismatches last year against Washington. This year, he felt his team did not execute in critical situations.

''I feel like we're bigger, we're stronger, we're more athletic and we've got the ability to go toe-to-toe with good football teams but again, to beat them, we're going to have to play better football,'' Ash said.

THE TAKEAWAY:

WASHINGTON: This was the easternmost game for Washington and the travel might have slowed the Huskies at the start. They still have a lot of talent and will get better.

RUTGERS: Compared to a year ago, this was a big step forward. The offense and defense are better. They will be a lot more competitive this season.

UP NEXT

WASHINGTON: The Huskies play Montana in their home opener Sept. 9.

RUTGERS: The Scarlet Knights are home next Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:03
43-T.Vizcaino 42 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
64
yds
3:25
pos
30
14
Point After TD 10:31
97-A.Harte extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
14
Touchdown 10:37
9-K.Bolin complete to 23-D.Bailey. 23-D.Bailey runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
71
yds
3:39
pos
27
13
Point After TD 14:54
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
7
Touchdown 14:54
3-J.Browning complete to 9-M.Gaskin. 9-M.Gaskin runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
-40
yds
00:06
pos
26
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:49
43-T.Vizcaino 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
20
yds
01:52
pos
20
7
Point After TD 9:17
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
7
Touchdown 9:17
3-J.Browning complete to 22-L.Coleman. 22-L.Coleman runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
25
yds
02:37
pos
16
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:50
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
7
Touchdown 4:07
96-R.Anderson punts 60 yards from RUT 1. 8-D.Pettis runs 61 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
61
yds
0:00
pos
9
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:00
43-T.Vizcaino 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
15
yds
02:36
pos
3
7
Point After TD 7:08
97-A.Harte extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:08
9-K.Bolin complete to 1-J.Grant. 1-J.Grant runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
16
yds
05:59
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 17 19
Rushing 5 9
Passing 12 9
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 2-10 9-19
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 368 297
Total Plays 53 77
Avg Gain 6.9 3.9
Net Yards Rushing 84 131
Rush Attempts 23 42
Avg Rush Yards 3.7 3.1
Net Yards Passing 284 166
Comp. - Att. 17-30 24-35
Yards Per Pass 9.5 4.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-12
Penalties - Yards 2-22 10-60
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 1 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 5-35.4 5-44.4
Return Yards 130 85
Punts - Returns 2-80 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 2-33 5-83
Int. - Returns 2-17 0-0
Kicking 6/6 2/3
Extra Points 3/3 2/2
Field Goals 3/3 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
8 Washington 1-0 37101030
Rutgers 0-1 700714
284 PASS YDS 166
84 RUSH YDS 131
368 TOTAL YDS 297
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.7% 284 2 0 158.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.7% 284 2 0 158.2
J. Browning 17/30 284 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Gaskin 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 59 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 59 0
M. Gaskin 7 59 0 17
L. Coleman 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 40 0
L. Coleman 14 40 0 9
S. Ahmed 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
S. Ahmed 1 0 0 0
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -15 0
J. Browning 1 -15 0 -15
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Pettis 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 85 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 85 0
D. Pettis 3 85 0 51
M. Gaskin 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 79 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 79 1
M. Gaskin 5 79 1 28
D. Sample 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 63 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 63 0
D. Sample 3 63 0 31
C. McClatcher 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
C. McClatcher 1 16 0 16
B. Lenius 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 15 0
B. Lenius 1 15 0 15
L. Coleman 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 11 1
L. Coleman 2 11 1 7
A. Baccellia 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
A. Baccellia 1 11 0 11
H. Bryant 19 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
H. Bryant 1 4 0 4
A. Fuller 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
A. Fuller 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Murphy 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
B. Murphy 0-0 0.0 2
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Vizcaino 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/3 3/3
T. Vizcaino 3/3 42 3/3 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Whitford 32 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 35.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 35.4 2
J. Whitford 5 35.4 2 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. McClatcher 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 19 0
C. McClatcher 2 16.5 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Pettis 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 40.0 61 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 40.0 61 1
D. Pettis 2 40.0 61 1
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Bolin 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 178 2 2 122.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 178 2 2 122.2
K. Bolin 24/34 178 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
G. Edwards 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 79 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 79 0
G. Edwards 24 79 0 13
R. Martin 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 55 0
R. Martin 13 55 0 12
R. Blackshear 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
R. Blackshear 3 9 0 6
J. Grant 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
J. Grant 1 0 0 0
K. Bolin 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -12 0
K. Bolin 1 -12 0 -12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Mitchell 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 46 0
D. Mitchell 4 46 0 21
D. Bailey 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 42 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 42 1
D. Bailey 3 42 1 34
J. Washington 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 36 0
J. Washington 6 36 0 11
J. Grant 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 20 1
J. Grant 3 20 1 13
G. Edwards 13 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
G. Edwards 3 18 0 12
R. Martin 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 6 0
R. Martin 3 6 0 7
N. Griffin-Stewart 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
N. Griffin-Stewart 1 5 0 5
E. Wormley 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
E. Wormley 1 5 0 5
M. Anthony 44 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Anthony 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Davis 59 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Davis 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Harte 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
0/1 2/2
A. Harte 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Anderson 96 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 44.4 2
R. Anderson 5 44.4 2 60
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 17.3 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 17.3 27 0
J. Grant 4 17.3 27 0
J. Hicks 8 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
J. Hicks 1 14.0 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
J. Grant 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 WASH 20 1:39 4 -4 Punt
7:08 WASH 25 1:56 4 0 Punt
3:36 WASH 20 2:36 8 15 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 RUT 37 1:10 4 -6 Punt
7:47 RUT 43 1:18 3 3 Punt
3:50 RUT 7 0:00 1 -58
0:13 WASH 29 0:00 1 9 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 WASH 17 2:37 11 25 TD
4:41 WASH 15 1:52 8 20 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 RUT 18 0:06 2 -40 TD
10:26 WASH 12 5:23 10 23 FG
2:47 WASH 43 1:36 3 5 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:07 RUT 41 5:59 13 59 TD
5:05 RUT 44 1:20 3 7 Punt
0:51 RUT 29 0:31 3 7 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 RUT 1 5:30 10 32 Punt
6:19 RUT 2 2:12 5 96 TD
3:45 RUT 7 3:28 12 22 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 RUT 35 2:55 6 21 Punt
9:17 RUT 24 4:29 8 19 Punt
2:45 RUT 23 2:17 5 38 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 RUT 29 4:18 10 13 TD
4:52 RUT 39 1:59 6 20
1:04 RUT 31 0:43 5 14 End of game