The Washington Huskies cruised to their third home victory of the season, beating the BYU Cougars 35-7. Additionally, the Huskies finished their non-conference schedule, and will play only PAC-12 opponents for the remainder of the regular season. Junior wide receiver Aaron Fuller registered his third 100-yard effort of the season in Washington’s win, notching 107 yards on eight receptions. Stats aside, Fuller was satisfied with the result of the game.
“Yeah, it is always good to have a comfortable win,” Fuller said following the win. “I mean, that’s what you want to do when you come into games like these and stuff like that. But I mean, no matter what type of win we get, we are fighting until the end.”
Fuller’s effort headlined a group of pass catchers that notched 277 yards through the air. Eight different Huskies caught passes from senior quarterback Jake Browning. Even with nearly 300 yards through the air, however, only one passing play went for 30 yards or more. The Huskies were consistently able to keep the chains moving with short and intermediate passes, averaging an impressive 12 yards per completion.
“The coaches do a great job of dialing that stuff up,” Fuller said of Washington’s success throwing the ball. “Bush (Hamdan) and (Matt) Lubick. They watch a ton of film and that’s their job at the end of the day. Dial up plays that will hurt the defense. They have been doing a great job.”
As a team, Washington gained 464 total yards on just 62 plays. Not only were they effective throwing the ball, but the Huskies did plenty of damage on the ground as well, averaging over five yards per carry and scoring four times. Fuller said after the game that the offense was dialed into details, allowing them to play as well as they did on Saturday night.
“We were just dialed more than anything,” the junior Texas product mentioned. “The past couple of games we had a couple penalties that hurt us, especially in the red zone. Today I think we just stuck to our keys whether that is in the run game or pass game and got things done.”
In Washington’s winning effort, Jake Browning set a school record for most career passing yards. He did so by completing 23 of his 25 passes. Fuller was complimentary of the senior signal caller after his impressive performance against BYU.
“Jake (Browning) is awesome. He’s a very smart quarterback. One of the smartest I’ve ever played with. He watches all the film, goes in there with a mindset that he has a chip on his shoulder everyday, whether that’s in practice or just on the game field. He’s a great competitor.”
Listen to Aaron Fuller’s full post game interview below.