Washington Football QB Jake Browning sets UW record

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Jake Browning
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Jake Browning /

Pac-12 quarterbacks are very good this year. But a dark horse in the conference is Washington Football quarterback Jake Browning. He just throws touchdowns. In fact, he set a school record today.

The University of Washington athletes have had their share of setting and breaking records this year. The result of those performances has led to Washington Football players defecting to the NFL, the WNBA, the NBA, and more. But there is more where that came from. Jake Browning entered the game tied with 16 consecutive games with a touchdown pick.

But at 7:34 remaining in the first half, Browning hurled a 4-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Dante Pettis .  And he was just getting started. That pass broke the record formerly held by quarterback Jake Locker. Until today, the Washington football team school record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass was 16.

Browning smashed that record today with his 17th consecutive game with a TD strike. He can continue to set records each game this season, as long as he extends the streak.

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The game is just in the third quarter, and Browning already has four touchdowns and zero interceptions. The latest touchdown pass was perhaps his best of the day.

So far this season Browning has passed for eight touchdowns and just one interception. He continues to improve each week, and his accuracy is far better than many discuss.  But he is in a tough conference to stand out as a quarterback.

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So far, the nation has focused almost exclusively on USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the Pac-12. But Darnold is a gunslinger, and his six touchdowns merely negate his six interceptions.  Browning is not making any national headlines. He’s not landing any national media buzz. He’s just throwing touchdowns.

But the Pac-12 is far more than Browning or Darnold.  Right now, many of the nation’s best quarterbacks call the Pac-12 home.  And the only way to compete, is to stand out, right?  So set a school record. Have a flawless game. Just throw touchdown passes.  Do that, and the nation will notice, right?

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Don’t bet on it.  Browning is the Pac-12’s best kept secret, again.  And it’s that type of under the radar performance which Coach Chris Petersen loves from his players.  Play for the win, not for the attention.  RIght now,. the Washington Huskies are winning.

Sounds like Coach Petersen is onto something.