Taylor Nelson was set on redemption.
The senior linebacker was one week removed from his Southern Utah team allowing 77 points in a season-opening loss at Oregon. Saturday, the Union High School graduate made sure that wouldn't happen again. Nelson had a team-high eight tackles, one sack and recovered a fumble in a 51-14 win at Stephen F. Austin.
Dante Pettis weaved his way 67 yards for his Pac-12 record-breaking seventh career punt return touchdown, Jake Browning threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 7 Washington rolled past Montana 63-7 on Saturday night.
Luke Falk threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, setting the school career touchdown pass record, as No. 24 Washington State beat Montana State 31-0 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Dante Pettis woke up No. 8 Washington just before halftime with his sixth career punt return for a touchdown and Jake Browning threw two second-half touchdown passes in a tougher-than-expected 30-14 victory over rebuilding Rutgers.
PULLMAN — When Cody O’Connell was a senior he was literally the biggest man on campus at Wenatchee High School. There were few who could even claim to be at eye-level with the massive O’Connell, who was 6-foot-8 and more than 300 pounds at the time.