The Washington Huskies needed a second half surge to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit to earn a 45-14 victory over Georgia State on Saturday afternoon.

Washington (4-0) was outgained by Georgia State (1-3) by a 231-73 margin and held possession for over 21 minutes in the first half as the Panthers built a 14-0 lead.

The Huskies finally woke up after the break and settled in on both sides of the ball.

Cyler Miles completed 19 of 27 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Washington rally.

The Huskies forced a Georgia State three-and-out on their opening possession of the second half. A 35-yard punt return from Dante Pettis put Washington's offense in business. Jeff Lindquist subbed in for Miles and scored on a 9-yard touchdown run to put the Huskies on the board.

Washington begins their Pac-12 season on Saturday when they host Stanford.