Ten Takeaways from Washington Football victory over California

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies looks on prior to the game against the California Golden Bears at Husky Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Chris Petersen of the Washington Huskies looks on prior to the game against the California Golden Bears at Husky Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 07: Fullback Mike Petroff
SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 07: Fullback Mike Petroff /

Jake Browning continues to toss touchdowns, but he runs for scores too

Like so many of the weapons on the Washington Football team, quarterback Jake Browning is completely unpredictable as well.  He is thought of as a pass-only quarterback. And if the receiver is open, or if protection holds up, he is content to sit in that pocket all day and wait.

But he can run. And he can score with his rushes too. In fact, he has already rushed for three touchdowns this season.  That places him second on the team run scoring list behind Myles Gaskin.

On one hand, his two-year total for rushing touchdowns is five. On the other hand, three so far this season is already 60 percent of the way there.

The difference appears to be the offensive line. Even as protection breaks down in one area, the wall holds for the quarterback to find a nice escape. Even factoring in sacks, Browning is averaging 3.1 yards per carry.

In a close game, that can be the difference between winning and losing.