Which Washington Football receiver will catch Jake Browning record setter?

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Jake Browning
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Jake Browning /

While Washington Football fans watch for another punt return TD from Dante Pettis, Jake Browning quietly positioned himself for a record today too

Washington Football quarterback Jake Browning doesn’t seek out the spotlight. And on most weekends, the spotlight does not seek out quarterback Jake Browning.  That is okay with him. You see, Jake Browning is a blue collar quarterback.

What does that mean?

He simply rolls up his sleeve each game and gets to work. So far he’s doing just that, leading the Washington Huskies to a 2-0 start and buoying the team’s passing game despite no game with a 100 yard receiver.

So far, Browning’s performance has  resulted in his ranking in the midst of the Pac-12 conference quarterback race.  But Browning improves each week, as does the competition.

Browning could be a record setter today

Now, he has not matched UCLA’s Josh Rosen in a 34 point comeback victory. But he has performed some amazing feats of his own. Take the school record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.  Right now, Browning is tied with former QB Jake Locker with 16 consecutive games with a touchdown.

And as a home field favorite against the Fresno State Bulldogs, today could be the day for a school record to be broken.  In fact, I will be greatly surprised if he doesn’t set the record today.

Who will catch the record setter?

Jake Browning has thrown four touchdown passes so far this season. Surprisingly, none have included a wide receiver.  His primary TD target? None other than tight end Will Dissly.  Last week, Dissly played for injured tight end Drew Sample and had a career game of 5 receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns.

He has also tossed touchdown passes to running backs: one each to Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman.

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But so far, no wide receiver has scored on a passing play. Hopefully, that slump ends today.  With wide receiver Dante Pettis setting his own record last week, and now on the hunt for an NCAA record for punt return touchdowns, I’m certain he would love to help Browning today.

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One more touchdown pass today will set the Washington school record at 17. As the team emerges from this weekend’s contest, it will be nice to have record talk behind them as they face the Colorado Buffaloes.