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The good, the bad and the unknown: Montana

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The good, the bad and the unknown of Washington’s 63-7 win over Montana.

NCAA Football: Montana at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Good

Comfortable win - Putting a gimme game away in the early moments was more than welcome after the stress of the first 2.5 quarters in New Jersey last week. Save the stress for the games that matter.

Browning’s mobility - Browning had a great game overall, but what I loved was his mobility. I felt like earlier in his career I loved that Browning was shockingly hard to sack for a guy who isn’t super athletic or big, but I hadn’t seen him flash that escapability in a long time. He certainly did against Montana.

Offensive line - The offensive line bounced back in the way they should have. They opened up holes in the run game and protected Browning much better than they did against Rutgers.

Defense overall - 163 yards overall and zero points with four turnovers caused. Nothing to complain about here.

Dante Pettis - I don’t know if I have ever seen a smoother punt returner than Pettis. He makes taking punts back to the house look effortless and should have a couple more left in him this season.

Will Dissly - Dissly broke out as a major pass catcher against his home state team. It could be a major boost if Dissly can be a good pass catcher in addition to being a phenomenal blocker.

Playing time - The great thing about this easy early-season games is that the playing time flood gates get opened up and almost every player gets to play and get some seasoning which will help later in the season in case the depth players are asked to step up.

The Bad

Pick six - The Husky defense pitched a shutout, but that pick six put points on the board for the Grizzlies. I would argue that it was an easy defensive holding call that wasn’t flagged though.

The Unknown

Nothing this week. It seemed pretty standard based on what was expected coming into the game and what happened.