Washington's Browning hit with 500-pushup penalty after finger wag

Jake Browning announced himself to the nation with an insane eight-touchdown performance last weekend against Washington, but it’s his finger wag that everyone wants to talk about.

On his way into the end zone for his first score of the 70-21 win over Oregon, Browning hit an oncoming defender with a finger point, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

While the 15-yard penalty may have hurt, but it’s likely the 500 pushups that coach Chris Petersen made him do in practice this week that inflicted more pain.

Lucky for Browning, he had some help when it came to the physical punishment.

“Everybody raised their hand and told him we’d do something with him,” defensive back Kevin King told Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. “We stand behind Jake. That was a good thing for us to see that he’s having that attitude. That’s somebody you want to be leading you, you want to be leading your team.”

The fifth-ranked Huskies hadn’t beaten Oregon in 12 years, so one can forgive Browning if he was slightly excited during the contest. His epic performance saw him shoot up almost all the pundits Heisman watch lists, and announced Washington as a force to be reckoned with this year.

The Huskies are off this week before hosting Oregon State on Oct. 22

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