How Oregon lost: The Ducks (2-4, 0-3 Pac-12) were owned by the Huskies (6-0, 3-0) from the jump in front of a sellout crowd of 58,842 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday night.
Washington's defense made life miserable for the Ducks, holding their running game in check and making life difficult for freshman quarterback Justin Herbert, making the first start of his career.
Washington's offense looked unstoppable against the Ducks' poor defense. Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning completed 22-of-28 passes for 304 yards and six touchdowns with zero interceptions. Sophomore running back Myles Gaskin rushed for 197 yards and had a 65-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Washington led 21-0 after the first quarter and 35-7 after the second quarter.
The Washington win ended a 12-year drought against the Ducks.
What it all means: Oregon is now in serious danger of not qualifying for a bowl berth for the first time since 2004 (5-6). The Ducks must win four of their final six games with the only assured victory likely to come at Oregon State in the Civil War. However, the Ducks next face California and Arizona, two teams that are bad enough on defense to maybe allow the Ducks to get to 4-4 over the next few weeks.
Washington looks like a legitimate playoff contender.
Key sequence: Oregon trailed 21-0 before finally reaching the Huskies' red zone thanks in large part to a 15-yard penalty on Washington for kick catching interference following a punt. Oregon took over at UW's 40. Freeman rushed for 12 yards to the 28, then two plays later went 22 yards to the six where he fumbled while fighting for extra yardage.
Washington recovered and promptly went on a five-play, 94-yard scoring drive that ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Browning to wide receiver John Ross to make the score 28-0.
Play of the game: Oregon got on the board on its next drive when Herbert rolled left from the Washington 18, stopped, looked right and found Tony Brooks-James in the end zone. Herbert threw a strong and accurate pass to Brooks-James for his first touchdown pass of his career to make the score 28-7.
High flying Ducks: Herbert showed signs of being the real deal by completing 21-of-33 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
Running back Taj Griffin had a touchdown run of 10 yards and scored on a 21-yard pass from Herbert. Both came in the third quarter.
Freshman linebacker Troy Dye returned to action after missing last week's game and had two tackles for loss.
Fowl play: Oregon's defense got dominated once again. It had no answer for anything Washington tried to do on offense.
The Huskies gained 685 yards of total offense.
UO running back Royce Freeman was held to 50 yards on 11 carries.
Next up: Oregon has next Saturday off. The Ducks return to action on Friday, Oct. 21 at California.