The 93 total yards are fifth fewest allowed by Washington in school history and fewest since holding Oregon State to 83 in 1991.
“It starts on that (defensive) line. If you can make somebody one dimensional it really changes the game,” Washington coach Chris Petersen said.
Browning was 27 of 40 for 215 yards passing and had a 21-yard touchdown run on a fourth-down option play in the first half. Myles Gaskin added touchdown runs of 8 and 7 yards, and even defensive players got in on the act for Washington. Sophomore defensive end Justiss Warren caught a 2-yard TD pass from Browning after lining up as a fullback.
Doni Dowling made a tearful apology to the team after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for somersaulting into the end zone on Virginia’s final touchdown, giving them a 28-14 lead, but said the tears had nothing to do with sadness.
“I was just so proud. There’s a lot, man, just a lot of different emotions. Some I can’t even put into words,” he said. “I was just really proud. All the stuff we’ve been thought. Last year. My time here. Injuries. Different stuff like that.”
Dowling described the act as “selfish,” but said of the victory: “I hope that’s a message to the ACC that we’re here.”
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