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No. 7 Washington overcomes slow start to beat Colorado 37-10

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The No. 7 Washington Huskies warmed up in the cold rain without their shirts , then went out and undressed the Colorado Buffaloes in a 37-10 rout Saturday night in a rematch of last year's Pac-12 title game.

The Huskies collected a trio of interceptions, a blocked punt that led to a touchdown, a pick-6, five sacks, seven tackles for loss and a 202-yard, two-touchdown performance by running back Myles Gaskin.

''Anytime you get that many turnovers in a game, you've got a chance to do something special on offense,'' said Huskies QB Jake Browning, who was just 11 for 21 for 160 yards. ''We usually get all the stats and TDs but we played really well on defense and capitalized on some opportunities.''

Yet, the Buffs (3-1, 0-1) were still within a TD of the Huskies (4-0, 1-0) with three minutes left in the third quarter.

That's when cornerback Myles Bryant's 35-yard interception return for a touchdown made it a two-score game and ignited a 20-0 finish that sent much of the shivering crowd streaming for exits.

Jordan Miller had two interceptions, one in the end zone, as the Huskies overcame a slow start to finish with a rout reminiscent of last year's 41-10 blowout of the Buffs in the conference championship.

Despite pointing to this rematch ever since, the Buffaloes made too many mistakes to close the gap, including several fumbled snaps and a too-early slide on third down by quarterback Steven Montez that led to a punt - which was blocked.

Colorado trailed 10-7 at halftime and was still within a touchdown late in the third quarter before the Buffs unraveled.

Washington would end up outscoring the Buffs 27-3 after the break, sparked by Quinten Pounds coming down with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Browning between two defenders.

''The guy made an unbelievable catch on the post route,'' Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said. ''I still don't know how he caught it. It was an unbelievable catch.''

Pounds said Huskies coach Chris Petersen ''always says when the ball is in the air compete for it and go get it like it's your last, so that's pretty much what happened.''

Pounds never realized he was getting sandwiched by two defenders.

''No, all I saw was the ball,'' he said. ''That's what I was focused on.''

James Stefanou barely cleared the crossbar from 49 yards out to pull Colorado to 17-10.

Montez then tried to hit Bryce Bobo on a slant but Bryant stepped in front and his 35-yard pick-6 gave Washington a 24-10 lead.

''You can't have three turnovers and expect to win the game,'' Montez said. ''That's on me, and I got to take that.''

The Huskies turned this one into another blowout with a 6-yard TD run from Salvon Ahmed and a 57-yard scoring scamper from Gaskin in the fourth quarter.

Miller had two first-half interceptions as the Huskies built a 10-7 lead. His first one led to the go-ahead field goal and his second one came in the end zone with a minute left in the second quarter.

The Huskies fell behind 7-0 when Colorado went 75 yards on its opening drive and capped it with Philip Lindsay's 1-yard TD run .

TURNING POINT: Montez slid too early on a third-and-3 scramble, coming up a yard shy of the sticks and forcing a punt, which was blocked by Vita Vea and recovered by Levi Onwuzurike at the Colorado 12.

The game was tied at 7 four plays later when Gaskin scored from a yard out .

''I've got to try to run them over or make them miss or do something to get that first down,'' Montez said.

ONLY BLEMISH: About the only things that didn't go right for the Huskies were the kicks. Senior Tristan Vizcaino missed two short field goals and an extra point. He was wide right from 32 and 41 yards and missed the extra point wide left with a line drive following Gaskin's long touchdown run.

INJURY UPDATE: The Huskies lost wide receiver Chico McClatcher to a left leg injury in the third quarter. McClatcher had four catches for 44 yards and a 15-yard run before being carried off the field.

MacIntyre's son, Jay, was held out, and his father said after the game that he has a sprained foot that he hurt last week and doctors don't think surgery is necessary.

WET WEATHER: The rainstorms produced bad field conditions that meant that Ralphie the Buffalo couldn't do her traditional pregame run around Folsom Field. So, Chip the Mascot did the honors instead, drawing cheers as he rumbled from one end zone to the other with Ralphie's regular handlers in tow.

The drizzle and 45-degree temperatures with a wind chill of 40 didn't bother the Huskies' "Big Skills" players - linemen, linebackers, tight ends - who warmed up shirtless.

''Yeah, we thought it was going to be a downpour all night and they kind of pride themselves on playing in that type of environment,'' Petersen said. ''Even though being from Seattle we really don't play in it that much. Every time we get a chance to practice in it we're excited.''

UP NEXT

Washington: Visits Oregon State on Saturday for another night kickoff.

Colorado: Visits UCLA for their second straight night game Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 7:17
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
37
10
Touchdown 7:17
9-M.Gaskin runs 57 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
57
yds
00:12
pos
37
10
Point After TD 11:16
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
10
Touchdown 11:16
26-S.Ahmed runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
61
yds
03:37
pos
30
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:03
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
10
Touchdown 2:11
12-S.Montez incomplete. Intended for 4-B.Bobo INTERCEPTED by 5-M.Bryant at COL 35. 5-M.Bryant runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
35
yds
0:00
pos
23
10
Field Goal 7:34
48-J.Stefanou 49 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
53
yds
3:18
pos
17
10
Point After TD 11:38
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
7
Touchdown 11:38
3-J.Browning complete to 21-Q.Pounds. 21-Q.Pounds runs 43 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
89
yds
03:17
pos
16
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:40
43-T.Vizcaino 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
53
yds
3:15
pos
10
7
Point After TD 9:04
43-T.Vizcaino extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 9:04
9-M.Gaskin runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
4
plays
12
yds
01:45
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:24
48-J.Stefanou extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:24
23-P.Lindsay runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
04:36
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 20
Rushing 11 11
Passing 8 9
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 5-10 7-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 414 284
Total Plays 60 73
Avg Gain 6.9 3.9
Net Yards Rushing 254 120
Rush Attempts 39 43
Avg Rush Yards 6.5 2.8
Net Yards Passing 160 164
Comp. - Att. 11-21 22-30
Yards Per Pass 7.6 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 5-27
Penalties - Yards 1-15 -1--25
Touchdowns 5 1
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 3
Punts - Avg 1-51.0 4-35.8
Return Yards 92 117
Punts - Returns 1-17 1-6
Kickoffs - Returns 2-38 5-111
Int. - Returns 3-37 1-0
Kicking 5/8 2/2
Extra Points 4/5 1/1
Field Goals 1/3 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
6 Washington 4-0 010141337
Colorado 3-1 703010
160 PASS YDS 164
254 RUSH YDS 120
414 TOTAL YDS 284
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.4% 160 1 1 122.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.7% 958 9 2 176.9
J. Browning 11/21 160 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Gaskin 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
27 202 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 355 5
M. Gaskin 27 202 2 57
S. Ahmed 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 27 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 109 2
S. Ahmed 6 27 1 9
C. McClatcher 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
C. McClatcher 1 15 0 15
J. Browning 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 40 1
J. Browning 2 9 0 9
K. Pleasant 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
K. Pleasant 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Pettis 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 263 3
D. Pettis 3 54 0 25
C. McClatcher 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 128 0
C. McClatcher 4 44 0 18
Q. Pounds 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 43 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 81 1
Q. Pounds 1 43 1 43
H. Bryant 19 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 125 0
H. Bryant 2 12 0 8
B. Lenius 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 70 0
B. Lenius 1 7 0 7
W. Dissly 98 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 88 2
W. Dissly 0 0 0 0
T. Rapp 21 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Rapp 0 0 0 0
M. Gaskin 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 89 2
M. Gaskin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
L. Onwuzurike 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
L. Onwuzurike 1-0 1.0 0
R. Bowman 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
R. Bowman 1-0 1.0 0
A. Victor 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Victor 1-0 1.0 0
S. Constantine 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
S. Constantine 1-0 1.0 0
T. Bartlett 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
T. Bartlett 1-0 1.0 0
M. Bryant 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
M. Bryant 0-0 0.0 1
J. Miller 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
J. Miller 0-0 0.0 2
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Vizcaino 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 4/5
SEASON FG XP
4/7 21/23
T. Vizcaino 1/3 25 4/5 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Whitford 32 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 51.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 37.7 0
J. Whitford 1 51.0 0 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. McGrew 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 24.8 20 0
S. McGrew 2 19.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Vea 50 DL
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
V. Vea 1 17.0 17 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Montez 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 171 0 3 108.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.3% 1029 6 6 143.9
S. Montez 21/27 171 0 3
S. Noyer 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 20 0 0 89.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 60 0 0 125.5
S. Noyer 1/3 20 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
P. Lindsay 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 68 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 446 4
P. Lindsay 19 68 1 9
S. Montez 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 105 1
S. Montez 15 49 0 29
B. Bisharat 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 12 0
B. Bisharat 5 11 0 3
D. Ross 2 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
D. Ross 1 4 0 4
K. Evans 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
K. Evans 1 3 0 3
S. Noyer 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -23 0
S. Noyer 2 -15 0 -4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Ross 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 272 1
D. Ross 4 41 0 22
S. Fields 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 293 2
S. Fields 5 36 0 13
J. Winfree 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 66 0
J. Winfree 5 33 0 9
P. Lindsay 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 64 0
P. Lindsay 5 32 0 11
B. Bobo 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 230 2
B. Bobo 2 29 0 16
L. Shenault 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 47 0
L. Shenault 1 20 0 20
K. Evans 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
K. Evans 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Laguda 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
A. Laguda 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Stefanou 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
7/8 11/11
J. Stefanou 1/1 49 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Kinney 89 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 35.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 42.1 2
A. Kinney 4 35.8 2 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Nixon 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 25.7 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 25.7 33 0
K. Nixon 3 25.7 33 0
R. Blackmon 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 17.0 19 0
R. Blackmon 2 17.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Blackmon 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 16.7 6 0
R. Blackmon 1 6.0 6 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:19 WASH 10 3:00 10 29 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:55 WASH 27 0:32 10 58 FG Miss
10:49 COLO 12 1:45 4 12 TD
6:53 WASH 39 3:13 8 53 FG
1:00 WASH 20 0:49 3 15 End of Quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 WASH 26 3:17 7 74 TD
7:28 WASH 25 4:09 9 51 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 WASH 39 3:37 7 61 TD
7:29 WASH 43 0:12 1 57 TD
4:48 WASH 13 2:17 3 8 Punt
1:05 WASH 26 0:31 2 -4 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 COLO 25 4:36 11 75 TD
5:47 COLO 17 4:42 11 43 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:35 COLO 20 1:34 3 9 Punt
8:56 COLO 29 1:56 6 10 INT
3:29 COLO 20 2:20 8 0 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:33 COLO 15 3:59 9 53 FG
3:03 COLO 24 0:52 3 74 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:56 COLO 24 1:52 5 19 Punt
11:16 COLO 25 3:40 9 32 Downs
7:09 COLO 33 2:13 6 10 Punt
2:20 COLO 34 1:07 3 -1 Punt