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3 up, 3 down: Washington 38, Colorado 3

11/18/2012

A look at positives and negatives from Washington’s 38-3 win at Colorado.

THREE UP

1. Keith Price: The offense struggled at the start against Colorado, but the Huskies figured things out in the third quarter, erupting for 17 points. The quarterback led the way and finished the day completing 22 of 29 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns -- he tied a school record -- spread around to five receivers.

2. Bishop Sankey: The sophomore topped the 100-yard mark for the third game in a row and, while it wasn’t his biggest game of the season, he helped keep the Huskies’ offense moving until Price could get untracked. Sankey finished the game with 139 yards on 23 carries. He also caught four passes for 48 yards.

3. Cody Bruns: When Bruns was in high school at Prosser (Wash.), he had a habit of catching touchdown passes, finishing his career with 72 -- a state record. However, it took the fifth-year senior until the 11th game of the 2012 season to catch the first touchdown pass of his college career. When he scored on a 3-yard reception in the second quarter, his teammates made sure to share in the accomplishment by celebrating with Bruns, who finished the game with three catches for 33 yards.

THREE DOWN

1. First-half offense: Washington is the only team Colorado has played this season that has failed to score against the Buffaloes in the first quarter. The Huskies had chances, but were stopped in the red zone once in the first quarter, twice in the half. Washington worked its way into Colorado territory five times over the first two quarters, but only scored once, on Price’s pass to Bruns.

2. Penalties: This has become a weekly theme with Washington, as the Huskies continued to pile up penalties. They finished with eight for 89 yards against the Buffaloes.

3. Travis Coons: Like many of his Washington teammates, Coons limited his struggles to the early portion of the game. He missed a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter and then dropped a snap on a punt later in the first half. He was forced to kick the ball with his left foot and still booted the ball 34 yards. His day improved when he made a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter.