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PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Lavon Coleman
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The Washington Football team faces Penn State in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl game on December 30, 2017.

It’s the 2017 NCAA Bowl season, and the Penn State Nittany Lions face the Washington Huskies in the Fiesta Bowl. The Washington Football team ended the season at 10-2.  While that was not good enough for the NCAA College playoffs, it was only one game shy of their 11-1 regular season record from a year ago.  In fact, if you factor in the injuries to offensive standouts such as left tackle Trey Adams, wide receiver Chico McClatcher, and a host of other solid contributors, this was a pretty good season overall. Good enough to get a bid for the 2017 Fiesta Bowl game to face Penn State University.

In fact, this season was one for the record books. Dante Pettis set a record for most college touchdowns scored during a punt return.

Browning too

Not to be outdone, quarterback Jake Browning set a school record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.  It was not until he failed to thrown a touchdown against Arizona State that his streak halted at 20.  Given the nature of college football, and the eventual draw to enter the NFL, that streak may stand for some time.  But he didn’t stop there.

And while he was at it, he tossed the most touchdown passes as a Washington Football quarterback to boot.  76 touchdowns for the junior, and he may return for his senior season.