Washington’s offense is going to draw the headlines after it has produced more than 1,000 yards and nearly 100 points through the first two games of the Kalen DeBoer era, but it was the defense drawing compliments from the opposing team’s head coach after the game.

Portland State quarterback Dante Chachere completed six of his 17 pass attempts Saturday against the Huskies. He produced just 50 passing yards, though, as Washington ran away from the Vikings 52-6.

Asked after the game what led to Chachere’s struggles, Portland State coach Bruce Barnum said it was all UW.

“That was the University of Washington, that wasn’t us,” Barnum said, per The Athletic’s Christian Caple. “We made some mistakes early. Our guys were all hyped up playing in Husky Stadium. But once we settled down, that was just the University of Washington’s front seven doing a hell of a job on him. That’s what it is.

“They got after our ass up front.”

The Vikings were unable to do much of anything in the game. They had just 131 yards of total offense, averaging 2.6 yards a play. UW held Portland State to 2-for-13 on third down, but maybe more impressive was the first-down effort. Portland State wasn’t ever in a good spot because UW limited it to just 3 yards per first-down play.

Washington posted six tackles for loss and four sacks.

The Huskies are certainly trending up as they head into Week 3. No. 14 Michigan State comes to town next Saturday for a big non-conference collision on ABC at 4:30 p.m. PT.