Husky Football: Washington Takes Care of Colorado 38-3


Despite a slow offensive start and several sloppy turnovers leading to a slim 7-0 lead, the second half proved decisive and over the entire game, Keith Price tossed five touchdowns to five different receivers, Bishop Sankey managed a rugged 139 yards on the ground, and the Husky defense forced five turnovers and allowed only 141 yards.

Nov 17, 2012; Boulder, CO, USA; Washington Huskies safety Sean Parker (1) and cornerback Gregory Ducre (18) combine for a tackle on Colorado Buffaloes tight end Vincent Hobbs (15) in the first quarter of the game at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

At first, it looked as if the dominance that I expected was not going to happen, and that perhaps Colorado would keep things close to the end or even fight for a win, but by the end of the 3rd quarter, that was clearly no longer an issue. Washington adjusted, and I don’t think there’s any reason to be worried about or disappointed in the game. In particular, I think Price’s performance is something to be happy about. Sure, it was Colorado, but seeing Price throw for five scores against anyone, without relying on only Kasen and ASJ, is great. We won’t really know until possibly the bowl game, when there is a chance of facing a skilled defense, whether or not Price has really discovered his old mojo, but it’s safe to say Sankey is for real, and so is the defense, which simply dominated for four quarters.

As predicted, the Husky pass rush was able to get to the quarterback consistently, something that has not really happened all year, and two dynamic play-makers, Sean Parker and Shaq Thompson, both ended up with picks. Now we look forward to the Apple Cup, another game in which Washington should be favored, to see if the Huskies can finish the regular season 8-4. Thanks for reading.