Dante Pettis sets the Pac-12 record for punt return TDs as Huskies roll Grizz
On a dead run tot he right and a cutback to the left, followed by a juke move on the punter was the recipe for a 67 yard put return for a TD by UW’s Dante Pettis. The TD would break Desean Jackson’s record for the All-Time lead in career punt returns for a touchdown. Pettis is just 1 TD short of setting the All-Time NCAA record held by Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma).
He can't be stopped! Pettis sets a new Pac-12 record with 7 punt returns for a TD. #PurpleReign
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”I still don’t really know what I did,” Pettis said . ”I just remember cutting back and making a little move on the punter; I don’t even know what that move was. It was more like an avoidance than a juke or something.”
This TD coupled with QB Jake Browning’s 259 yard passing game powered the University of Washington to a 63-7 victory.
Browning would show some elusiveness as a runner as he ran for a career best 50 yards on 5 carries and a TD. But Jake wasn’t the only guy player with unexpected offense. Left tackle Trey Adams gained 9 yards on a designed lateral pass that he nearly scored on.
”I should have scored, guys,” Adams said.
”He broke a lot of hearts tonight. A lot of linemen across the country were very sad that he didn’t get into the end zone,” Petersen said