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Washington 54, Colorado 7

(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

By CHRIS TALBOTT
Associated Press

SEATTLE - Washington running back Wayne Taulapapa, who transferred from Virginia, rushed for two touchdowns and 107 yards and the No. 15 Huskies beat Colorado 54-7 for their fifth straight win.

Taulapapa, who is mourning three of his former Virginia teammates who were fatally shot last weekend, scored from 8 and 2 yards out to get the Huskies (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) to a 21-0 lead. Cameron Davis added two more scores for Washington, which finished 7-0 at home.

The victory gave coach Kalen DeBoer nine wins in his first season, a school record. And it kept the Huskies in the race for a berth in the conference title game with one contest to go, though they need lots of help after USC clinched a spot earlier Saturday.

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. passed for a season-low 229 yards, though he figured in the game's most electric play. Penix handed the ball off to Jalen McMillan on the double reverse, then eventually found the receiver in the left flat. McMillan weaved through the secondary, breaking four tackles on the way to a 27-yard touchdown for a 14-0 lead. He finished with eight catches for 98 yards.

The Huskies led 33-0 at halftime after scoring 12 points in the final 1:21.

Washington held Colorado (1-10, 1-7) to 202 total yards in their fifth straight loss. Colorado didn't pass 100 total yards until quarterback J.T. Shrout found Montana Lemonious-Craig for a 69-yard touchdown with 1:45 left in the third quarter. The seven points matched a season-low for the Buffs.

IN MEMORY

Washington painted the hashmarks orange at the 1, 15 and 41 in tribute to D'Sean Perry, Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr., the Virginia football players who were killed this week by a fellow student while returning from a field trip in Washington, D.C.

"Neither distance nor institutional change can ever sever the relationships and bonds we formed," Taulapapa tweeted following news of the killings.

THE KICKER

Fifth-year senior Peyton Henry, who kicked the winning field goal in last week's upset of Oregon, got the largest cheer from the crowd on senior night. Then he broke a scoring record - finishing with a field goal and six extra points to give him a total of 384 career points, topping Jeff Jaeger's record of 380 set from 1983-86.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colorado: It's almost over. That's about the only positive that came out of the game for the reeling Buffs, who fell behind 47-0 and had their worst offensive performance of this (very long) season.

Washington: The Huskies kept alive their long-shot hopes for a Pac-12 Conference championship berth. They'll need a win in the Apple Cup and lots of help. If the Huskies can win out, a plum bowl assignment likely awaits.

November 19, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ColoWash
Wash TD 5:18 Wayne Taulapapa 8 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 7
Wash TD 2:49 Jalen McMillan 27 yd pass from Michael Penix Jr. (Peyton Henry kick) 0 14
Second Quarter ColoWash
Wash TD 10:33 Wayne Taulapapa 2 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 21
Wash SF 1:32 Team safety 0 23
Wash TD 0:15 Cameron Davis 4 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 30
Wash FG 0:00 Peyton Henry 33 yd FG 0 33
Third Quarter ColoWash
Wash TD 8:51 Cameron Davis 6 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 40
Wash TD 2:11 Richard Newton 2 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 47
Colo TD 1:45 Montana Lemonious-Craig 69 yd pass from J.T. Shrout (Cole Becker kick) 7 47
Fourth Quarter ColoWash
Wash TD 8:10 Sam Adams II 15 yd pass from Dylan Morris (Addison Shrock kick) 7 54
Team Stats
  Colorado Washington
First downs 10 29
  Rushing 6 13
  Passing 4 15
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 3-12, 25% 6-11, 55%
4th down efficiency 0-4, 0% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 33-79 43-280
Passing Yards 123 295
Return Yards 135 89
Completions-Attempts-Int 7-22-1 23-38-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--21 0-0
Punts 5 1
Punts-Average 35 37
Fumbles Lost 3-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-40 5-35
Time of Possession 27:17 32:43
Colorado Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Shrout 6 18 120 1 1
D. Carter 1 4 3 0 0
Washington Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Penix Jr. 19 31 229 1 0
D. Morris 4 7 66 1 1
Colorado Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Fontenot 11 71 6.5 0
D. Carter 5 16 3.2 0
A. Hankerson 6 13 2.2 0
D. Smith 6 9 1.5 0
J. Stacks 2 3 1.5 0
J. Shrout 2 -2 -1.0 0
Washington Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
W. Taulapapa 11 107 9.7 2
C. Davis 12 59 4.9 2
D. Morris 4 32 8.0 0
G. Jackson 2 26 13.0 0
R. Newton 6 21 3.5 1
J. Sunday 1 19 19.0 0
S. Adams II 2 10 5.0 0
W. Nixon 1 7 7.0 0
M. Penix Jr. 2 6 3.0 0
B. Holmes 1 -6 -6.0 0
Colorado Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Lemonious-Craig 1 69 69.0 1
J. Hestera 2 36 18.0 0
A. Fontenot 1 7 7.0 0
R. Sneed II 1 6 6.0 0
M. Harrison 1 3 3.0 0
B. Russell 1 2 2.0 0
Washington Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McMillan 8 98 12.3 1
J. Polk 3 39 13.0 0
Q. Moore 1 25 25.0 0
D. Culp 1 24 24.0 0
G. Waiss 1 21 21.0 0
R. Newton 1 20 20.0 0
J. Westover 1 18 18.0 0
R. Odunze 2 17 8.5 0
S. Adams II 1 15 15.0 1
T. Davis 1 9 9.0 0
D. Boston 1 5 5.0 0
G. Jackson 2 4 2.0 0
Colorado Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Chandler-Semedo 1 -1
Washington Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Esteen 1 0
Colorado Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Carrizosa 5 175 35.0
Washington Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ryan 1 37 37.0
Colorado Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Washington Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. McMillan 1 31 31.0
Colorado Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Reed 5 79 15.8
D. Capolungo 1 35 35.0
C. Offerdahl 1 13 13.0
E. Olsen 1 9 9.0
Washington Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Jackson 2 58 29.0
Colorado Missed FG
Player Length
Washington Missed FG
Player Length
P. Henry 48




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