Huskies too much for Portland St

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Seattle, WA- A balanced attack though the air and on the ground was the Washington Huskies gameplan to drop Portland State Vikings 52-6.

Huskies receiver Jalen McMillan showed off the team speed catching a skinny post route going 84 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. McMillan finished with 4 receptions for 127 yards averaging 31 yards a catch to go along with his touchdown.

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“I’m just proud of the way we start fast, especially in the first
half,” said Washington coach Kalen DeBoer, “Looking forward to seeing
the energy we have going into next week.

Washington offense amassed 617 total yards with quarterback Michael Penix Jr. who completed 20/27 passes for 337 yards. Running back Wayne Taulapapa took a few snaps under center in the wildcat to create a mismatch. He led the team with 94 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.

“As long as I continue to trust the preparation, I’m always
going to just keep going back to that,” said Penix Jr. “Trust in the preparation and the play calling.”

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Portland St on had 131 yards of offense, Dante Chachere was under pressure all game from the Huskies front line.

Jalynnee McGee was able to rush for 58 yards and lead his team with 12 carries. His running mate Andrew Van Buren carried 8 times for 22 yards.

The Huskies crowd was enjoyed watching their team dominate as they moved to 2-0 record anticipating a bigger challenge next Saturday.

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Washington will host the Michigan State from the Big Ten and Portland State will travel to play Montana on September 17th.