UW spoiled an opponent's unbeaten season for the second game in a row after topping previously unbeaten Saint Mary's in the Wooden Legacy championship game on Thanksgiving.
The Huskies finished with 702 yards of offense against a Washington State defense that led the Pac-12 in scoring defense at under 20 points per game. If not for two second-half turnovers by the Huskies, the margin of victory could have been much larger.
Washington won the Wooden Legacy for the second time after also winning the trophy in 2014. Brooks Jr. was named MVP while Kepang was also named to the All-Tournament team. The Huskies handed the Gaels their first loss of the season and now own a 7-1 advantage in the all-time series.
"It is clear that Kalen is such an amazing fit at the University of Washington," said Director of Athletics, Jen Cohen. "He has come in and made an incredible impact in every aspect of the program, our department, the University and the Seattle community. Kalen is an elite competitor who approaches each and every situation with the utmost class and integrity. We couldn't be more excited that he and his family will be on Montlake for the foreseeable future leading these tremendous young men in our football program."
Menifield's effort helped the Huskies get off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2015-16 season.