Fifth-ranked Washington scored 21 first-quarter points and never was threatened in a 41-17 win over Oregon State on Saturday at Husky Stadium in Seattle.
Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score as the Huskies compiled 519 yards of total offense. Browning was coming off a game when he threw for a school-record six touchdown passes and ran for two scores in a 70-21 beatdown of Oregon.
Washington (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions. Browning registered long completions on each drive. A 51-yard pass and a 44-yard pass to John Ross led to a scores on the first two drives.
Browning then hit Dante Pettis for a 23-yard touchdown on the third drive and Washington was on its way to the win. If not for a late fourth-quarter score, the Huskies would have posted their sixth 35-point win of the season.
The Beavers (2-5, 0-3) faced an uphill challenge even before the opening whistle. Their top two quarterbacks, Darrell Garretson and Conor Blount, were injured in a 19-14 loss to Utah last week. Third-string sophomore quarterback Marcus McMaryion got the start and was ineffective.
McMaryion completed only 12 of 26 passes for 148 yards. He threw two interceptions.
The Beavers also were without leading rusher Ryan Nall. In his place, Tim Cook rushed 18 times for 108 yards and the late touchdown.
The Huskies' Myles Gaskin gashed the Beavers for 128 yards and one touchdown on just 18 carries.
By the time Oregon State's Garrett Owens kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9:55 left in the third quarter, Washington had built a 31-0 lead.
Browning answered the Beavers' score by connecting again with Pettis, this time on a 43-yard strike. Pettis finished with four receptions for 112 yards and two scores.
Ross also had four receptions for 115 yards.
After a touchback on the kickoff after Pettis' score, Victor Bolden Jr. gave the Beavers' faithful something to cheer about as he rumbled 75 yards to paydirt to make the score 38-10.
Saturday was the 101st meeting in the series that dates to 1897. Washington leads the overall series 63-34-4.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning is the son of former Oregon State signal caller Ed Browning. The elder Browning played in 13 games for the Beavers in 1990 and 1991. During that time, he started five games.
Heading into Saturday, Oregon State had created 11 turnovers (five interceptions and six fumble recoveries) through six games. All last season, the Beavers compiled only 12 turnovers (eight interceptions and four fumble recoveries).
The Huskies have reached 40 points in every game except against Arizona.
Heading into Saturday's game, Washington was first in the conference in scoring (49.5 points per game) and scoring defense (14.2). In the past two games, the Huskies beat Stanford and Oregon by a combined score of 114-27.