Washington Wins Everywhere on Boxing Day: Huskies

Published on 27-Dec-2015 by Alan Adamsson
Football - NCAA / NCAA Football Daily Update

The 42nd state.

The dude revered as America's Daddy shares a holiday in February these days.

But this year, his namesakes made Boxing Day his own.

Five Washingtons. Five triumphs. Never before in history has this happened. Kinda cool.

This was the first time since 1983 that the District of Columbia had three of its own all win on the same day. The State of Washington's two FBS entries won twice on the same day in 2015, albeit in non-cons where they should have.

After an impressively successful career at Boise State, Chris Petersen met high expectations when he came to Washington. Those have been replaced by patience, but even though the Huskies came into the Heart of Dallas Bowl at 6-6, they did it with a multitude of underclassmen playing key roles, especially in the backfield.

Pac-12 North standings

Both true frosh QB Jake Browning and RB Myles Gaskin showed why the high expectations are back:

If Petersen can indeed build on this, he's got a shot at becoming as legendary as Don James or a certain Seattle lefty who played the guitar upside down:

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