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Washington crushes Colorado for Pac-12 title

The Huskies made an emphatic statement to the playoff committee with a 41-10 win over the Buffaloes in the Pac-12 championship game.

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Western Michigan holds on to win MAC title

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Putting this into bigger perspective: It's very hard not to see Washington in the playoff now. Excluding them would mark a 180 from the committee. The Huskies were already No. 4, and they just blew out the No. 8 team by 31 points. That's a resume-builder.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The leftovers of Washington's celebration.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Purple and gold confetti remains in the bowels of Levi's Stadium.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Petersen: "Not much chance" of UW leading pass rusher Joe Mathis (foot) returning for postseason.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"'Sacrifice your body, glorify your soul.' We bought into that motto this year." - Washington RB Myles Gaskin

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"Proud of how we ran the ball. Our pass game was.... awkward." - Washington coach Chris Petersen

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"We were more concerned with their running game than we were with Jake Browning" - Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre

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Colorado QB Sefo Liufau: "We just didn't perform tonight."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Celebratory food ready by the Washington locker room: cookies included.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what it looked like as Budda Baker, Jake Browning, and Myles Gaskin entered the locker room following Washington's Pac-12 championship.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Browning surrounded by the media crowd on the field. "Even if worse comes to worst, we're going to the Rose Bowl."

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Everyone wants to take selfies with MVP Taylor Rapp, a true freshman

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Keishawn Bierria celebrates

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 4 Washington beats No. 8 Colorado 41-10 in Pac-12 championship game. The ViewFromVegas is the Huskies also covered after closing as 8.5-point favorites and the game stayed under the total of 58 points.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington coach Chris Petersen, when asked if the Huskies belong in the College Football Playoff: "I think there's no doubt about that."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

After Washington's win against Colorado, here are the projected bowl games for the Pac-12 teams: Playoff: Washington Rose: USC Alamo: Colorado Holiday: Washington St Foster Farms: Utah Sun: Stanford

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Two big winners in the Pac-12 tonight: Washington and USC. The No. 4-ranked Huskies' 41-10 win against No. 8 Colorado surely punched their ticket for the College Football Playoff and likely did enough to drop the Buffaloes behind the No. 11 Trojans in the final playoff rankings. If Colorado does, in fact, finish ranked behind USC, the Trojans will go to the Rose Bowl.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

All those UW first-half runs taking their toll on Colorado defense in the 4th quarter. Huskies just slowly moving the chains.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Sefo Liufau's interception -- Washington's third of the quarter -- dropped his rating from -7.3 to -26.6.

Huskies turn broken play into crazy TD

Washington QB Jake Browning looks as if he's trying to throw the ball away, but instead John Ross makes the one-handed grab and takes it 19 yards to increase the lead over Colorado to 31-7 in the Pac-12 title game.

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