Butch Jones

Washington is quietly making a statement

Washington is quietly making a statement

That other college football team from the Pacific Northwest has been doing its best to lay low through the first weeks of the season.

The Washington Huskies quietly went about winning their games, nothing too flashy, lurking in the shadows of traditional powerhouse Oregon.

But a statement victory over Stanford has pushed the Huskies to No. 5 in this week’s AP poll and keeping the whole thing a secret might be tough, no matter how hard Coach Chris Petersen tries.

“It was one of those nights where we are good and took the next step,” Petersen said after the 44-6 win. “That’s really all it is.”

Approaching the midway point of the...