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  Penix's injury history at Indiana is behind him now, and he is clearly the man in Washington. He has the Huskies undefeated and poised to make a run at the Pac-12 title and a place in the College Football Playoff. Washington's 25-point victory over Kent State, which played Georgia tough, in Week 1 looks better. Penix also led the Huskies to dismantle Michigan State and Stanford the past two weeks. He has thrown for 1,388 yards and 12 touchdowns and has only thrown one interception all season. I am not sure why the odds are not showing him any love. - The Athletic

rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  SEPT 26 PAC-12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Peyton Henry, Sr., PK, Washington (Danville, Calif.),...Henry, the Pac-12 Conference's leading scorer, made all four of his field-goal attempts, as well as four PATs, to account for 16 points as the Huskies beat Stanford, 40-22...Connected on field goals of 35, 47, 32 and 26 yards, tying his career high for field goals in a game. The 47-yard was the second-longest made field goal of his career...Second time Henry has won this award, also earning it in Week 9 of last season...Also nominated: Trent Carrizosa, P, Colorado; Camden Lewis, K, Oregon; Jordan Noyes, K, Utah; Aadyn Sleep-Dalton, P, USC; Carter Brown, K, Arizona State. - Pac-12 Football

rSr/2023 K Peyton HenryWashington
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  Wayne Taulapapa rushed for a career-high 120 yards and one touchdown, Washington's defense sacked Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee eight times and forced two fumbles, and the 18th-ranked Huskies beat the Cardinal 40-22 on Saturday night. Playing as a ranked team for the first time this season, Washington (4-0, 1-0) used a stingy defense and a handful of big plays on offense to win its Pac-12 opener under new coach Kalen DeBoer. Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw for 309 yards and second-half touchdowns of 30 yards to Rome Odunze and 21 yards to Giles Jackson on a screen pass. Odunze had eight catches for 161 yards, his first career game over 100 yards receiving. But Washington's defense deserved equal recognition for the constant pressure it was able to put on McKee. The Huskies sacked him six times in the first half.

Stanford lost its eighth straight conference game dating to last season, the longest skid under coach David Shaw. The Huskies have scored at least 39 points in all four games, and this time they did it without an otherworldly performance by Penix, who still managed to top 300 yards passing for the fourth straight game. Penix was 22 of 37. Will Nixon added a 3-yard touchdown run and Peyton Henry kicked four field goals. Taulapapa was a less-heralded offseason transfer for Washington but earned the starting nod at running back for a reason. He showed flashes in the first three games but found massive gaps to run through against the Cardinal, averaging 9.2 yards per carry. Taulapapa's longest run came midway through the second quarter when he scampered down the sideline for a 34-yard touchdown two plays after a Stanford turnover. It was the first 100-yard game of Taulapapa's career, both at Virginia and Washington. - Washington/AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  SEPT 12 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Penix Jr., Jr., QB, Washington (Tampa, Fla.),...Penix Jr. kept his early-season roll going with a terrific game to beat No. 11 Michigan State, 39-28...Completed 24-of-40 passes for 397 yards, no interceptions and four touchdowns, while also avoiding any sacks for the third game in a row (Michigan State entered the week as the NCAA leader in sacks...Led the Huskies to touchdowns on five of their six drives...His 397 yards rank No. 8 on the UW single-game passing yards list, while his four TD passes are tied for No. 8, matching the total he put up in the season opener.

With 10 touchdown passes, he's tied for fourth in the nation, one behind the leaders...First UW player to earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week since RB Myles Gaskin in the final week of the 2019 season and first UW QB to do it since Jake Browning in November 2017...Penix Jr. was a 2-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week at Indiana in 2019. Also nominated: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon; Cameron Rising, QB, Utah; Chance Nolan, QB, Oregon State; Jayden de Laura, QB, Arizona; Jake Bobo, WR, UCLA; Travis Dye, RB, USC; Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State. - Pac-12 Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  SEPT 12 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Troy Fautanu, So., LT, Washington (Henderson, Nev.),...Fautanu was the Huskies' top-rated lineman in Washington's 39-28 victory over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday...Washington rolled up 503 yards of total offense and held Michigan State, who entered the week as the national leader in sacks, to no sacks and just one tackle for loss (for a one-yard loss). The starting O-line has yet to allow a sack this season...Washington's offense scored a touchdown on five of the first six drives vs. the Spartans, rolling to a 29-8 lead at halftime...Only the second Washington player to earn this award since it was created prior to the 2019 season. Luke Wattenberg took it home in Week 3 of the 2020 season. Also nominated: Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, RT, Oregon; Jonah Monheim, RT, USC; Braeden Daniels, LT, Utah; Paiton Fears, RT, Arizona; Jake Levengood, C, Oregon State. - Pac-12 Football

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  SEPT 12 PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Ja'Lynn Polk, RS Fr., WR, Washington (Lufikn, Texas),...Polk set new career highs in Washington's 39-28 win over then No. 11 Michigan State, catching six passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns...His three touchdown catches tie for second-most in UW single-game history. Polk's three TD were from eight, 17 and 53 yards out, and gave the Huskies, at the time of each, leads of 7-0, 29-8 and 36-14. The second touchdown came with just four seconds remaining before halftime...Last Washington player to be named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week was LB Carson Bruener in Week 9 of last year. Also nominated: Lander Barton, LB, Utah; Jaden Hicks, Safety, Washington State; Jonah Coleman, RB, Arizona; Jordan James, RB, Oregon; Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State. - Pac-12 Football

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  Washington has scored on its first possession in all three of its games and on 14 of 16 first-half possessions, with 12 touchdowns. The Huskies went 77 yards in seven plays to start their 39-28 win over Michigan State. Michigan State's goal-line stand in the first quarter marked just the second time this season that a UW first-half possession didn't end with a score and the first time a first-quarter possession didn't result in a touchdown. - AP College Football

rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  Washington made its season debut in The Associated Press college football on Sunday at No. 18, and Penn State and Oregon moved into the top 15 after all three had decisive nonconference victories. A weekend filled with blowouts by highly ranked teams kept the top 10 almost unchanged. No. 1 Georgia picked up six more first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. The Bulldogs are up to 59 first-place votes and 1,569 points. No. 2 Alabama received three first-place votes and No. 3 Ohio State got one. No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 Southern California all held their spots. The one change in the top 10 was No. 8 Kentucky flip-flopping with No. 9 Oklahoma State. Arkansas stayed at No. 10.

The top 10 teams, most playing overmatched nonconference opponents, won their games Saturday by a combined 521-120. The shuffling came in the next 10. No. 11 Tennessee moved up four spots. Penn State jumped eight to No. 14 after routing Auburn on the road. No. 15 Oregon moved up 10 spots after handily defeating BYU, which slipped seven places to No. 19. - AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  Michael Penix Jr. threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and Washington emphatically stated its case as a contender in the Pac-12 with a 39-28 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday night. Penix was spectacular for three quarters in a primetime national showcase that showed Kalen DeBoer's rebuild of the Huskies (3-0) is progressing faster than expected. Washington led 29-8 at halftime and 36-14 after three quarters. Having a star quarterback certainly helps. Penix completed 24 of 40 passes and just missed posting the eighth 400-yard passing game in Washington history. He was at his best in the first half, making 18 of 24 attempts for 278 yards and leading Washington to touchdowns on four of its five possessions.

It was the second-best day in Penix's career in terms of yards passing and TDs, trailing only his 491 yards and five TDs in 2020 against Ohio State while playing for Indiana. Ja'Lynn Polk had six catches for a career-high 153 yards and three TDs. Polk's 53-yard touchdown catch early in the third quarter was a resounding answer after Michigan State scored on the opening drive of the second half to pull within 29-14. Payton Thorne threw for 323 yards and three TDs, and led a pair of quick fourth-quarter scoring drives for Michigan State that caused some nerves for the Huskies. Thorne threw a 33-yard TD to Keon Coleman with 5:17 left and the 2-point conversion pulled Michigan State within 11. But the rally was too late for the Spartans (2-1), who were stymied in the run game and saw their pass defense get exposed. - Washington/AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is a familiar name to Saturday opponent Michigan State. He transferred to Washington after playing parts of four seasons at Indiana. MSU fans will remember he put a fright in the Spartans in a 40-31 loss in 2019. He suffered two major knee injuries and doesn't run much now but is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 682 yards with six touchdowns and one interception. In his fifth college year, he won the starting job and has looked electric at times. Penix doesn't appear as mobile as he was before the injuries - four rushes in two games - but the lefty can fling it. He threw for 286 yards when the Hoosiers pushed the Spartans in 2019. He's a different quarterback now, probably slower and wiser - Detroit News

rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  When Washington's two-time first-team All-Pac-12 left tackle Jaxson Kirkland was cleared to return for a sixth season by the NCAA, it was under the condition that he'd sit out UW's season opener against Kent State. He also sat out Saturday because of an undisclosed injury. But with a smile Monday, Grubb said: "Officially...we're planning on him playing. We really are." - Seattle Times

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  Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. appears ready for next week's matchup with an old Big Ten rival after another lightning-fast start. The Huskies stayed unbeaten under new coach Kalen DeBoer with a 52-6 win over FCS opponent Portland State on Saturday. Up next is Washington's first real challenge of the season: No. 14 Michigan State next Saturday. "It's definitely a statement game," Penix said. "And, you know, we're definitely going to make sure we're going to go out there and just play how we've been playing, play free and just execute at a high level." A high level, indeed. Penix threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, Wayne Taulapapa rushed for 94 yards and a score and the Huskies (2-0) easily took down the Vikings (0-2) before things get serious with Michigan State and Stanford due in town over the next two weeks.

Penix broke open the game with an 84-yard touchdown pass to Jalen McMillan with 9:51 left in the second quarter for a 21-0 lead. He also threw to Ja'Lynn Polk for a 12-yard score in the half. Cameron Davis scored two rushing touchdowns and Will Nixon and Denzel Boston added rushing TDs of their own as the Huskies ran for 241 yards and five touchdowns. The Huskies had 500 of their 617 yards by the end of the third quarter. With more than 1,100 yards in two weeks, the team is matching the vision that UW had when it brought in DeBoer, a two-year head coach at Fresno State, to replace Jimmy Lake. - Washington/AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  Michael Penix Jr. threw for 345 yards and four touchdowns, and Washington opened the Kalen DeBoer era with a 45-20 win over Kent State in a season opener on Saturday night. DeBoer's debut as Washington's head coach was highlighted by an entertaining, innovative offense that Penix - also making his Huskies' debut - ran flawlessly against the overmatched Golden Flashes. Penix led Washington on scoring drives on all five first-half possessions and touchdowns on the first four as the Huskies built a 31-13 halftime lead and cruised in the opener. Only some shaky ball security kept the first half from being even more lopsided.

It was a needed debut for DeBoer, who took over at Washington following two seasons as the head coach at Fresno State. Washington's fan base was soured by last season's 4-8 record and ended with coach Jimmy Lake being fired in November and concluded with Washington State celebrating a blowout victory in the Apple Cup. But whether the Huskies are as good as they showed against the Golden Flashes won't be truly defined for another couple of weeks when No. 15 Michigan State visits on Sept. 17. Penix completed 26 of 39 passes and his yards passing were the third-most in his career that started at Indiana before transferring to Washington. It was his second game with four or more touchdown passes. - Washington/AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  Washington is going with Michael Penix Jr. as its starting quarterback for the season opener against Kent State, coach Kalen DeBoer said Tuesday. Penix, a transfer from Indiana, had been considered the leader for most of the offseason in the competition with Dylan Morris and Sam Huard. "He's just had a really great camp and he's been consistent from the time spring ball started to where he's at now," DeBoer said. "He's done a great job earning it." Penix, who is a junior in eligibility, had an injury-filled career at Indiana before deciding to transfer after last season.

Penix knows DeBoer's system the best after having played for him in 2019 with the Hoosiers. As a freshman, Penix threw for 10 touchdowns in just six games before injuries took over. Penix has never played more than six games in a season. "I just wanted to be somewhere where I felt like I'd be comfortable and be able to become a better person and become a better player, and I felt like this was definitely a spot," Penix said. "Being under coach DeBoer once already I know some of the things that he brought to the table and the way he wants things to run and I wanted to be a part of that." - AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Michael Penix Jr.Washington
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  When FCS All-American and UC Davis corner Jordan Perryman announced a graduate transfer to UW this offseason, it was largely assumed that the physical defensive back would seize a spot vacated by Trent McDuffie and Kyler Gordon. Through the spring and summer, he has done that and more. Last week, in fact, co-defensive coordinator Chuck Morrell said "Jordan Perryman is playing as good as anyone on our squad right now, and it's impressive watching him play day in and day out." He won the bulk of battles against equally physical wide receiver Rome Odunze in the six practices open to the media this month. And while there was always an expectation that Perryman could play, he's looking like a legitimate all-conference candidate. - Seattle Times

rSr/2023 CB Jordan PerrymanWashington
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