A real heart breaker. After starting out listless and sloppy on offense, leading to an 18-3 Boise State lead halfway through the 2nd quarter, Washington surged forward behind the incredible performance of Bishop Sankey to head into the locker room at halftime down 18-17. In the second half, Sankey continued to run effectively, and his production was joined by contributions from the two playmaking pass catchers, Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. However, the game was lost in much the same way that the Apple Cup was lost. Coons failing to hit fairly easy field goals and Keith Price throwing a disastrous late game interception.
Looking at the aftermath, it is clear that Husky fans should be very excited about Bishop Sankey. He had 30 carries for 205 yards and a score to go with 6 catches for 74 more yards. It was a career game, and it was enough to earn him the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas MVP award as a member of the losing team. ASJ and Kasen Williams also played solidly. However, talk of Keith Price losing his job next year certainly will not stop. It will probably be what we talk about the most throughout the spring and summer, and for good reason. Price may have been great last year, but this season, with the defense much improved, his inadequacies are a big part of the reason why the Huskies finished with seven wins for the third straight season.
It’s been a great season of football to cover, even if it was a total emotional rollercoaster ride, and now that it is over, I’d like to thank all of you for reading. It’s been fun, and I’ll be here to cover husky basketball and, of course, football recruiting as we head towards an early February National Signing Day.