DeBoer's Huskies Are For Real, Manhandle Michigan State

Sonny Sixkiller needed four plays in 1970 to shock Michigan State with an instant touchdown pass on the way to a 26-point victory.

On Saturday, the Michael Penix Jr.-led University of Washington football team took a little more time than that, requiring eight plays to get the scoreboard flickering 

you know, inflation and all — but the effect was identical as the Huskies churned out an uproarious 39-28 victory at Husky Stadium. 

The Kalen DeBoer era firmly established itself in Montlake on this evening with a lopsided outcome over a touted Big Ten team on a national ABC-TV broadcast before a loud and enthusiastic crowd of 68,161.

After a pair of mismatch wins to open the season, the Huskies (3-0) showed the college football world they can not only score on anyone but beat them, too.

"There's always a lot of talk about the Big Ten [is so much better than] the Pac-12 every single year," safety Alex Cook said. "We're so tired of hearing that."

If Michigan State (2-1) runs into Penix any time again, it will be too soon.