Washington was supposed to win this game. Fans and media have repeated over and over that nothing less than a blowout would be acceptable. The Huskies certainly met those expectations with a thorough beating of Colorado.
Keith Price completed 22 of 29 passes for 312 yards and two passing scores, all in the first half. He also added on two touchdowns on the ground. Sankey made his 23 carry, 143-yard, one score game look effortless. The defense got in on the action with a Tre Watson pick-six and a 53-yard fumble recovery touchdown from Marcus Peters.
Colorado looked just about hopeless for most of four quarters apart from a 53-yard bomb to Paul Richardson to make the score 10-7 late in the 1st quarter. Aside from allowing red zone penalties to stall out a couple drives, there isn’t a ton to complain about as a Husky fan. Washington doubled Colorado in total yards 628 to 299, grabbed two turnovers while committing none, and finished the game strong. The Buffaloes are still searching for their first conference win this season.
Now that wins have been secured against Pac-12 bottomfeeders Cal and Colorado, it’s time to hit the road and play #19 UCLA. Win that game and perhaps Husky fans will feel safe showing a little bit of enthusiasm about a season that was thrown way off course during the three game losing streak to Stanford, Oregon, and Arizona State. Lose that game and Husky fans will have even more reason to believe that lopsided home victories like this one don’t prove much at all.