Sunday, October 7, 2012
3 up, 3 down: Oregon 52, UW 21
By Mason Kelley
A look at positives and negatives from No. 23 Washington’s 52-21 loss to No. 2 Oregon at Autzen Stadium.
Bishop Sankey was a rare bright spot for the Huskies on Saturday, rushing for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Bishop Sankey: The sophomore running back had with his third consecutive 100-yard rushing performance, finishing with 104 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries.
Travis Feeney: The redshirt freshman has been described as long and rangy, and he showed Saturday he is capable of covering a lot of ground. He finished with 12 tackles -- 10 solo -- matching safety Sean Parker for the team lead.
Shaq Thompson: If there was any doubt the freshman is destined to be a big-time player, Thompson erased it against the Ducks. Playing in a hostile environment against the nation’s No. 2 team, Thompson totaled eight tackles. He also picked off a pass on the Ducks’ first drive on a ball that was deflected by cornerback Desmond Trufant.
Keith Price: The junior quarterback didn’t have his best night, turning the ball over three times against Oregon. He threw a pick-six in the first quarter and fumbled in the second quarter. That fumble led to another touchdown for the Ducks and, before the game ended, he added a second interception. He finished his day completing 19 of 31 passes for 145 yards.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins: It was clear Washington’s game plan included getting the sophomore tight end involved early. However, after catching a 28-yard pass in the second quarter, he suffered an injury and didn’t return. He finished his day with two catches for 33 yards.
Muffed punt: The Huskies had a chance to take control of the game early. They forced a turnover on Oregon’s first drive and forced on punt on the second. However, that punt was muffed by Marvin Hall and set up the Ducks’ first touchdown, putting Washington in an early hole.