No. 9 Washington survives Arizona in OT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis on a 4-yard touchdown in overtime, Lavon Coleman ran for 181 yards and No. 9 Washington held off Arizona 35-28 Saturday night in both teams’ Pac-12 opener.
Pettis made a tough grab in traffic on the first possession of overtime and Washington’s defense forced a turnover on downs to eke out the victory.
The Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) had a hard time shaking Arizona (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12), which was down to its fourth-string running back after J.J. Taylor left in the third quarter with a left ankle injury.
Brandon Dawkins kept the Wildcats in it, dazzling with 176 yards and two touchdowns rushing, 167 yards and another score passing. He escaped what appeared to be a sack to hit Shun Brown on a 54-yard pass , then hit Josh Kern on a 3-yard TD pass with 17 seconds left to tie the game at 28.
Coleman kept the Huskies moving with Browning limited to passes underneath and scored on a 55-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Browning finished 14 of 21 for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
THE TAKEAWAY
Washington: The Huskies faced adversity for the first time after three easy wins to open the season and survived. Washington failed to capitalize after manhandling the smaller Wildcats to start the second half – a 171-12 advantage in total yards – yet made the plays when it needed to down the stretch.
Arizona: The Wildcats’ quick-tempo offense went into a slumber for a long stretch of the second half and its defense was manhandled at times by the Huskies. Arizona failed when it still had a shot at the end, but the bigger concern is depth after seeing another running back go down with an injury.
UP NEXT
Washington: The Huskies host No. 7 Stanford next Friday in what should be just the fourth game ever between top-10 teams at Husky Stadium.
Arizona: The Wildcats play at UCLA next Saturday.

Related Articles
Early NFL Week 3 Preview Early NFL Week 3 Preview

Early NFL Week 3 Preview

It is never too early to look at the next week in the National Football League, so let’s take a look at some of the matchups to watch and ones that can provide us with some value bets. At the time of writing this article (Sunday morning), no lines have been posted for Week 3, Read More…

Three Storylines to Watch This NFL Season Three Storylines to Watch This NFL Season

Three Storylines to Watch This NFL Season

One of the reasons we love football so much are the storylines it creates. Drama…we all love drama, whether it’s bad blood from a previous matchup or a player being done wrong by an organization he previously played with, maybe the head coaches are brothers, you name it, there is always drama. Here are three Read More…

NFL Week 1 - Sunday Night Football NFL Week 1 - Sunday Night Football

NFL Week 1 - Sunday Night Football

NBC starts the new NFL season off with a great battle from Lambeau as hated rivals Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears tangle. Back in April, this one opened up with the Packers being an 8.5 to 9-point home favorite with a total of 48. Fast-forward 4+ months, and you’ll now find the Pack an Read More…