Next Game: at Michigan State 9/16/2023 | 2:00 PM Peacock Next Game Full Schedule Sep. 16 (Sat) / 2:00 PM at Michigan State History SEATTLE (AP) -- Michael Penix Jr. threw three more touchdown passes, wide receivers Rome Odunze and Ja'Lynn Polk both ran for touchdowns on reverses and No. 8 Washington cruised past Tulsa 43-10 on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Washington (2-0) warmed up for next week's big nonconference game at Michigan State with another big game from its star quarterback. Penix was 28 of 38 for 409 yards.
He completed passes to 10 receivers, with Jalen McMillan having the biggest game with eight receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown. Washington's talent was simply too much for the Golden Hurricane (1-1) to hang with. Polk scored on a 27-yard run late in the first quarter going untouched with a convoy of blockers.
Odunze's TD run came late in the third quarter on a 14-yard rush. All three staring wide receivers for Washington have TD runs in the first two games after McMillan scored on a run last week against Boise State. They can also catch as well. Oduzne had a 2-yard TD catch on Washington's opening drive, McMillan added a 9-yard TD catch and Germie Bernard scored on a 7-yard reception from Penix in the third quarter. Tulsa quarterback Cardell Williams was 6 of 14 for 65 yards passing and threw an interception in the end zone in the first half.
Williams appeared to suffer a hand injury in the second quarter and was replaced by Roman Fuller. Williams emerged at halftime with an ice bag wrapped around his right, throwing hand. Fuller was 12 of 18 for 85 yards and threw an 15-yard touchdown to Luke McGary early in the fourth quarter. UP NEXT Washington: At Michigan State on Saturday.