Husky Football: Washington Takes Care of Utah 34-15


A solid home win for the Huskies, and though there will be a lot to work on in practice Monday, this was a very positive effort overall for Sark and his team. First of all, Keith Price put together an efficient, turnover-free performance. He completed 24 of 33 passes for a season high 277 yards and three total touchdowns, two passing and one rushing. Bishop Sankey also continued to dominate, and Price’s well rounded game would not have been possible without Sankey’s ability to somehow carry the ball 36 times for 162 yards and two scores. That puts the sophomore running back and breakout, budding star at 1017 rushing yards on the year and 13 scores on the ground. Considering he has two remaining games to carve up the Colorado and Washington State defenses, you can probably count on at least 1200 yards for the season. ASJ and Kasen Williams also made several important plays throughout the game, and together they totaled 14 catches for 172 yards.

Nov 10, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver DiAndre Campbell (19) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Utah Utes during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Utah 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Perhaps more impressive than the offensive attack, which did struggle at times to move the ball early, was the passing defense, which held Utah’s freshman quarterback Travis Wilson to only 55 yards on abysmal 8/23 passing, including one pass that was picked off by John Timu. Not quite as impressive? Allowing John White to carry the ball 22 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns. You could say the defensive effort as a whole mirrored the game as a whole. Washington had some problems, like the aforementioned run defense and several crippling personal fouls, but the good decisively outweighed the bad and the end result was something to build upon.

More on the game soon!