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Washington rips off 45 unanswered to beat Georgia State

Sep 20, 2014

The first half could not have gone much worse for Washington against Georgia State. The Huskies headed into the locker room trailing 14-0 amidst a heavy shower of boos from the home crowd. The Panthers outgained Chris Petersen's crew 231 yards to 73 and dominated in the time of possession game 21 minutes to nine.

That would all change in the third quarter, when the Huskies emerged from the tunnel and proceded by ripping off 45 unanswered in the second half to down the Panthers, 45-14, as seen on Pac-12 Networks.

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After struggling to get the Panthers off the field in the first half, the Washington defense flipped the script against the in the second, holding Georgia State to just 42 yards of offense and one first down while forcing three turnovers. On the other side of the ball, Washington’s offense came alive with starting quarterback Cyler Miles tossing three touchdowns and backup quarterback Jeff Lindquist coming off the bench to rush for two scores on designed runs.

Washington linebacker John Timu would seal the comeback for the Huskies with a tip drill interception returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to swell Washington’s lead to 42-14. His impressive catch and run is featured above in a snapshot of some of Washington’s furious second half rally.