Seattle, WA – Huskies’ Wayne Taulapapa put his stamp on the game early and fast with a few amazing runs with two touchdowns. He rushed for a team high 107 yards on 11 carries.
Taulapapa being a transfer from University of Virginia played with a lot oh is mind and a burst of emotion flowed after reaching the endzone.
“I’ve just been leaning on the support system I have here,” Taulapapa said. “I have great brothers and great father figures here in my coaches and I try to lean on them every day.”
No. 17 Washington Huskies football defeated Colorado Buffalos by a final score of 54-7 on Saturday at Husky Stadium. The balance attack was just what they needed to show the college football world the Huskies are back.
Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr controlled the field allowing for his team to have 575 yards total yards. Penix also threw for 229 yards and a touchdown before allowing back up Dylan Morris so late playing time.
Colorado did have a bright spot with receiver Montana Lemonious-Craig catching a 69-yard touchdown catch for the Buffaloes only points.
J.T. Shrout did throw for 120 yards in the air for the Buffaloes but Washington defense was too much. The offense was only able to get 10 first downs all game and turned over the ball on downs four times coming up short.
The 9-2 Huskies will look to have a good week of practice to face cross town foe the 7-4 bowl eligible Washington State Cougars Saturday night at 7:30pm kickoff. The 1-10 Buffaloes will host the No 14 Utah Utes who are looking for a shot in the PAC-12 Championship with USC on December 2 in Las Vegas at Alliant Stadium.
“We don’t have that trophy in our trophy case right now,” Washington head coach DeBoer said of the Apple Cup. “I know it means a lot … (but) we’re playing for a lot of stuff. It’s not just that trophy.”