The Washington Huskies open up the renovated Husky Stadium with a big 38-6 win over No. 19 Boise State. This game was viewed coming as a revenge game after the Las Vegas Bowl loss to end the 2012 campaign.
Keith Price passed Cody Pickett as the all time passing touchdown leader in school history with his 56th career touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter, Bishop Sankey had 161 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns. Price was 23-31 passing with 324 yards two touchdowns and a pick. The Huskies defense was rock solid holding Boise St. to 346 total yards and getting a crucial interception.
Huskies run on to the new Husky Stadium for the first time.
The Huskies started slow, the 2nd play of the game Price threw an interception at the Boise State 44 yard line and the thoughts of here we go again began to echo through all husky fans heads. The defense however answer the bell on the third-and-six from the Washington 40. Senior DB Sean Parker returned the favor by picking of a Joe Southwick pass at the Huskies 16 yard line. Price then leads the Huskies on a 16 play 84 yard drive capped of by one yard run from Sankey to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead. Price went 7-8 for 60 yards on the drive. Both teams traded field goals in the 2nd Quarter and Washington went into the half leading 10-3.
The 2nd half was all Washington. Follow a Boise St. field to cut it to 10-6, a 4 play 61 yard drive capped by a Kasen Williams 19 yard touchdown grab to make it 17-6. Then after a stop on 4th and 1 by the Huskies defense, the offense paid it off with an 18 yard touchdown pass to Joshua Perkins. After that Boise St. look overwhelmed by the Huskies new fast paced offense by giving up two more 4th quarter touchdowns. One by Sankey from 23 yards out, and another by Dwayne Washington on an eight yard run.
The Huskies offense finished with 592 yards and went 11-15 on 3rd down. Star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed the game tonight as well due to what coach Steve Sarkisian said was “internal disciplinary reasons.” Coach Sark also said about the new look offense “Our team was in the condition for the offense we’re going to run.”