SEATTLE (AP) — Kalen DeBoer would much rather be preparing for the Pac-12 championship game than sitting around waiting to find out what the bowl destination will be for No. 9 Washington.
But the Huskies coach and the rest of his team have a rooting interest in what transpires on Friday night in Las Vegas between No.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. threw for 485 yards and had five total touchdowns and No. 12 Washington reclaimed the Apple Cup with a wild 51-33 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — No. 12 Washington (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12, No. 13 CFP) at Washington State (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12), 10:30 p.m. EST, Saturday (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Washington by 2 1/2.
SEATTLE (AP) — Wayne Taulapapa’s voice was still laden with emotion after he rushed for two touchdowns and 107 yards in No. 15 Washington’s 54-7 victory over Colorado, his best performance of the season.
SEATTLE (AP) — From the time he took the head coaching job at Washington, Kalen DeBoer was made aware of the importance of getting the best of his neighbors in Oregon.
Now that he’s done it in his first season in charge, what comes next?
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) vs. Arizona (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12), 5:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
Line: Washington by 14 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. didn't have his best game last weekend. Neither did his Washington Huskies.
First-year coach Kalen DeBoer doesn't expect a repeat performance when the 21st-ranked Huskies travel to face Arizona State on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 15 Washington and UCLA are both unbeaten and have many questions to answer going into Friday night’s matchup at the Rose Bowl.
The Huskies — under first-year coach Kalen DeBoer — have won their first four games for the first time since 2017 but are playing their first road contest of the season.
No. 15 Washington (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) at UCLA (4-0, 1-0), Friday, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Washington by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 15 Washington at UCLA, Friday. The Huskies have turned things around quickly in their first season under coach Kalen DeBoer.
SEATTLE (AP) — The attention thus far around Washington's impressive start has mostly focused on quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and the dazzling numbers he's posted.
The Huskies' defense decided it was time for a little showcase of its own.
SEATTLE (AP) — The first three games of Kalen DeBoer’s tenure at Washington were about proving to the Huskies that they had successfully left the trouble from the past couple of seasons behind.
Now that the 18th-ranked Huskies have earned some attention, the next step is proving it to the rest of the Pac-12 and beyond.
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and Washington emphatically stated its case as a contender in the Pac-12 with a 39-28 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Kalen DeBoer knew no matter how well the transition had gone, this was the week that would validate — one way or another — what Washington had showed so far.
Behind a spectacular performance by Michael Penix Jr., the Huskies emphatically stated their case as a contender in the Pac-12 and maybe worth some national recognition.
No. 11 Michigan State (2-0) at Washington (2-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: Washington by 3 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SEATTLE (AP) — For two weeks against lesser competition, it has all gone according to plan. Impressive moments on both sides of the ball against teams that should be warmups for challenges still to come.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. appears ready for next week’s matchup with an old Big Ten rival after another lightning-fast start.
The Huskies stayed unbeaten under new coach Kalen DeBoer with a 52-6 win over FCS opponent Portland State on Saturday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whether Washington is any good won’t be answered for a couple more weeks.
It is pretty clear after the first game that the Huskies appear to be a lot more fun.
SEATTLE (AP) — Game week finally arrived for Kalen DeBoer and he felt the need to fire off a text to a colleague to try to encapsulate the nine months between his hiring at Washington and the beginning of the season.
Kent State (0-0) at Washington (0-0), Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Washington by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is going with Michael Penix Jr. as its starting quarterback for the season opener against Kent State, coach Kalen DeBoer said Tuesday.
Penix, a transfer from Indiana, had been considered the leader for most of the offseason in the competition with Dylan Morris and Sam Huard.
SEATTLE (AP) — The first few months of Kalen DeBoer’s tenure at Washington was about restoration.
Renewing the confidence in the players he was inheriting. Rebuilding the belief that Washington is still an elite program.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coaching changes in the Pac-12 are a given, but it is rare when it happens to three of the most recognizable programs in the conference.
Such is the case with Southern California, Oregon, and Washington, which have new coaches on the sideline this season.