Myles Gaskin, Jake Browning break Washington career touchdown records vs. Utah

Gaskin overtook Bishop Sankey in the first quarter of Saturday’s game with Utah, while Browning passed Keith Price for the career TD mark in the second quarter.

In the same half, Washington’s backfield tandem of Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin each reached new heights in the UW record book.

After Gaskin broke the school record with his 38th career rushing touchdown in the first quarter, Browning broke the school record with his 76th career passing touchdown in the second quarter against Utah.

Browning scrambled in the backfield, going left and then weaving back to his right, before tossing a short pass to running back Lavon Coleman, who dived to the goal line for a 6-yard TD reception at the 9:45 mark of the second quarter.

That gave the Huskies a 13-10 lead over the Utes and pushed Browning out of a tie with Keith Price for the UW passing record. He added a 77th later in the game.

Gaskin, a junior from Lynnwood, broke the school record with his 38th rushing TD with a 9-yard run in the first quarter. Gaskin had tied Bishop Sankey’s previous record of 37 a week earlier with three touchdowns against Stanford. He added a 39th on the game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter.

In the loss to Stanford, Gaskin became just the third UW back to rush for 1,000 yards three times, joining Napoleon Kaufman (1992-94) and Chris Polk (2009-11). Gaskin is third in UW history with 3,765 yards, trailing Kaufman (4,106) and Polk (4,049).

Murphy returns

Byron Murphy, the Huskies’ redshirt freshman cornerback, made his Pac-12 debut against Utah after missing nearly two months with a broken foot.

A cornerback from Scottsdale, Ariz., Murphy was a rising star on the Huskies’ defense, posting two interceptions in his collegiate debut in UW’s season-opening victory at Rutgers. He had three pass breakups in three September starts.

He then broke his foot during a practice leading up to the Huskies’ Sept. 23 Pac-12 opener at Colorado and missed the next seven games.

The Huskies have also been without their other outside cornerback, Jordan Miller, since his season-ending ankle injury last month.

Murphy returned to start at right corner on Saturday night. Sophomore Myles Bryant, who started the past three games at outside corner, returned to his usual spot as the nickelback against Utah.

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