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Browning’s 4 TDs spark Washington past Oregon State

They tied school records for most points in a first quarter (28) and most points in a half (45), allowed the Beavers to achieve only one first down and complete only two passes before halftime, and basically did as they pleased for as long as their starters were in the game. True freshman Jake Browning (18 for 20, 211 yards, four touchdowns) became the latest quarterback to carve up a depleted OSU secondary that at one point lined up with three former receivers - one of them a walk-on - in Kendall Hill, Gabe Ovgard and Malik Gilmore.

Key contributors: Washington freshman running back Myles Gaskins totaled 127 yards on 23 carries.

It has been a struggle this season for the Oregon State football team, but perhaps the Beavers will rise up on senior day at Reser Stadium. And he would have scored if UW linebacker Travis Feeney hadn't chased him down and pushed him out of bounds at the Huskies' 8-yard line. The Husky defense had two takeaways.

The Huskies (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) kept their bowl hopes faintly alive.

The Under has gone 7-0 in the Washington Huskies' last seven road games and has gone 4-0 in their four road games this season.

Redshirt freshman Nick Mitchell, the Mount Si High product, made his fifth start at quarterback for Oregon State, but he was benched in the second quarter after losing a fumble on a hit by UW's Azeem Victor. The Huskies lead 14-0 midway through the first quarter and it looks like the Beavers may not be competitive in this game.

OSU's last chance to grab a Pac-12 victory will come in next week's Civil War.

The Huskies, who had scored a combined 30 first-quarter points in their first 10 games of the season, scored touchdowns on their first five possessions and added a Cameron Van Winkle field goal on their sixth. McClatcher ran 2 yards for a score to make it 14-0. But the Huskies weren't finished scoring in the first half.

In the first half, Washington outgained Oregon State 329-111, and had 18 first downs to the Beavers' one, that coming on a 74-yard first-quarter run by Paul Lucas. Dante Pettis returned an OSU punt 89 yards for a touchdown after the Beavers went three-and-out yet again, his third career punt-return touchdown.

"Nobody is playing better in this conference than Washington State, without question". Thanks to one of the most productive first quarters in program history, they didn't have anything to worry about in the fourth quarter against Oregon State.

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