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Huskies Cruise To Easy Win Over PSU

Washington used an explosive offense and a stifling defense to get to 3-0 on the season with a dominating 41-3 win over Portland State in front of an announced crowd of 57,151 at Husky Stadium...

The Husky defense forced four turnovers and held Portland State, a team that was averaging close to 250 yards per game on the ground, to just 34 yards on the ground and their offense used a big day from Chico McClatcher and an efficient, if quiet, evening from QB Jake Browning to get out to an early lead and never looked back.

McClatcher got things going almost from the get-go when he took a short pass from Browning and turned it into a 43-yard touchdown on the fifth play of the game.

On the ensuing kickoff, Husky kicker Tristan Vizcaino "skied" his kick. 

The unusual tactic confused the Portland State return team, causing them to muff it and it was recovered by Washington at the Viking 26.

Three plays later, Browning found TE Darrell Daniels for an 11-yard score and the Huskies were on their way to the easy win.

Washington, which hadn't been able to establish a consistent running game in their first two contests, finished with over 200 yards on the ground behind the 93-yard, one-touchdown effort from Myles Gaskin.

McClatcher finished the day with four catches for 69 yards and two scores while also rushing for 37 yards on three carries.

Defensively, the Huskies yielded just 182 yards to the Vikings' offense as DT Greg Gaines lead the way with seven tackles while LB Keishawn Bierria and DT Vita Vea each had six.

The Huskies, now 3-0 on the season, will travel to Tucson to take on Arizona in their first conference game of the season next Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


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