This game defied Washington's season, the committee put them as the 4 seed in the CFP poll, so they knew what they had to do to get in, win. That was not going to be an easy task against Colorado, they're ranked 8th in the nation, and they're undefeated in any game that their starting QB, Sefo Liufau, has played the whole 60 minutes. One of those games coming against Michigan, in which Colorado was actually leading 21-7 midway through the third, then Liufau went down, and so did Colorado. Otherwise we might be discussing that Colorado deserves to be in the CFP with a win in this game. Too bad they wouldn't win the game, they wouldn't even compete, they might as well have just not showed up because Washington humiliated them. Washington didn't beat Colorado, Washington tarnished any credibility Colorado had built up throughout the course of this season. People say Washington will get killed by a good BIG 10 team or a good SEC team, so imagine what would happen to Colorado. Funny people say that because Colorado gave Michigan, a good BIG 10 team, serious trouble, if it weren't for Liufau getting injured, Colorado might've actually won that game. Clearly, Colorado isn't a bad team, Washington is just a lot better than most of us thought. We all knew Jake Browning was good, I mean he's been a Heisman hopeful most of the season, so we knew that kid was the real deal, but he didn't even do anything in the championship game.
Washington got to work early, they'd score on their first drive of the game with no resistance from the Colorado defense. Colorado would respond a little later in the quarter, tying the game up at 7 a piece, and the PAC-12 championship was off to a highly competitive start. It wouldn't last though, Washington put together another touchdown drive early in the second quarter, it'd be one of two touchdowns from Browning in this game. Score was 14-7 after the first half, Colorado's offense was struggling, but it was still only a one possession game, so they were still in good position to win. That'd come to an end quickly, Liufau on the first play of the second half throws a pick six. From there on out, it was all Washington. They'd outscore Colorado 27-3 in the second half, it was probably one of the more shocking turn of events I've ever seen play out in a game of this caliber. A team fighting in the first half, looking like a very worthy opponent, and then they just come out in the second half flatter than the Earth before Christopher Columbus. It was mind boggling, the pick six was just the dagger, but it was way too early and close of a game to be a dagger, but that's how the Colorado players made it look. Browning only completed 9-24 passes for 118 yards, he had 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions he did what was needed from him in this game, which wasn't much since the rest of his squad balled out. Washington is now a shoe in for the CFP, they not only won their conference, they made a statement doing so. Washington wins the PAC-12 Championship 41-10 over Colorado and will be advancing to the CFP for the first time since 1991 when they won the championship. Chris Petersen has done a phenomenal job, he has his team 12-1 a year ahead of schedule, that's right, the majority of his players will be back next year, so they'll be right back here next season, just probably playing USC instead. Looks like the PAC-12 has revamped themselves as a conference with what's going to end up being like 5 teams in the top 25.