The Washington Huskies kicked off their Pac 12 schedule against the Arizona Wildcats with revenge on their mind. Last year, Arizona ran away with the game in Tucson and buried UW 51-17. The Huskies were focused on taking care of business at home this season following a strong start to their 2013 campaign in the rain of Husky Stadium. Thanks to another strong game from Bishop Sankey, the Dawgs dispatched the Cats with ease.
It didnt start out so well for the Washington offense. After Keith Price threw an early touchdown, UW struggled to get things going offensively. They went into halftime leading just 11-6 and Arizona had stolen momentum with a touchdown from Ka’deem Carey right before the break. Steve Sarkisian needed someone to step up in the second half and get the Huskies back in control.
Sankey once again answered the call. He carried the ball a school-record 40 times for 161 yards with a touchdown. His impact on the game was immediate in the second half as he paced the offense with big, physical runs that kept the chains moving as Washington pulled away from Arizona in the third quarter and coasted to the 31-13 win, extending their perfect record to 4-0. More importantly, they got that critical first conference win.
For his part, Sankey is really emerging as a workhorse back and leader for the Washington offense. His latest effort is just adding to his resume as one of the premier backs in college football. If he continues to produce at this rate, there will be few people who can deny him any and all accolades he has coming to him.