Michael Penix Jr. is on pace for a record-smashing year at Washington
Michael Penix Jr. has 859 passing yards through his first two games this season.
That’s the most by a Washington quarterback through the opening two games in program history. Penix took the record last year — his first in Seattle — with 682 yards through his first two games. Now, he has smashed that record.
It’s looking possible he could shatter a few others in his final season with the Huskies.
On Saturday, in a 43-10 win over Tulsa, Penix completed 28 of his 38 pass attempts for 409 yards and three touchdowns.
Last week, in a 56-19 win over Boise State, Penix threw for 450 yards and a career-high-tying five touchdowns.
The two 400-yard games so far this year give Penix five of the top nine single-game passing performances in Washington history.
Penix is on pace for a 5,000-yard passing season. That would be the first such season in Washington program history. Prior to last season, UW only had one 4,000-yard passing season in program history.
In his first year with the program, Penix set the program record with 4,641 yards.
He’s also on pace to take Jake Browning’s single-season touchdown record (43).
“I would hate to be a defensive coordinator going against Coach (Ryan) Grubb right now,” Penix said after the game, per Inside The Huskies’ Roman Tomashoff.
UW is 2-0 as it prepares to head to Michigan State for its first road game of 2023.