Canzano: Michael Penix Jr. and Washington in national title game
"We got one more to go."
It really was something to see on Monday night, wasn’t it? Like watching a skilled surgeon suit up, scrub in, and go to work. University of Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was precise, methodical and every bit brilliant.
Try sliced and diced ‘em.
Washington beat Texas 37-31 in a thrilling Sugar Bowl, holding off a late attack. But what became evident over 60 minutes was that the Huskies had the best player on either side.
Penix Jr. threw for 430 yards and two touchdowns. At one point, the Heisman Trophy runner-up completed 12 straight passes in a stretch where he went 19 for 20.
“The guy was on a mission,” his coach, Kalen DeBoer said after the game.
Can we get a re-vote from the Downtown Athletic Club?
Come to think of it, Penix Jr. and his teammates earned something even better — a 14-0 record and a trip to Houston. They’ll play Michigan for the College Football Playoff national title next Monday.