Monday, November 5, 2012
The Washington 10: Week 10
By Mason Kelley
SEATTLE -- All of a sudden, Washington’s three-game losing streak is disappearing into the distance.
The Huskies have won back-to-back games for the second time in 2012. With a 21-13 win at Cal, the program picked up its first road victory of the season with three winnable games remaining on the schedule.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins had another huge game against Cal, as he continues to show he's one of the nation's top tight ends.
It wasn’t pretty, but Washington survived four turnovers by capitalizing on several Cal miscues. The Huskies needed big games from sophomore standouts in order to return from Northern California one win away from becoming bowl eligible.
As Washington prepares for its final home game Saturday at CenturyLink Field, a 7:30 p.m. PT matchup with Utah, here is a look at who played well in last week’s win over the Cal:
1. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins: There have already been several special moments for the sophomore in his short career. He delivered another impressive performance against Cal, catching eight passes for 152 yards and a touchdown.
2. RB Bishop Sankey: With 95 yards in the first quarter alone, Sankey helped the Huskies move the ball early. He finished with a career-high 189 yards on 29 carries. He also scored two of Washington’s three touchdowns.
3. S Shaq Thompson: The freshman looks better every time he takes the field. He intercepted a fourth-quarter pass that set up a touchdown, had two tackles for loss and finished tied for second on the team with seven total tackles.
4. S Sean Parker: For the second week in a row, the junior helped spark the Huskies’ defense. He led the team in tackles with eight and forced a fumble that resulted in one of Cal’s four turnovers.
5. QB Keith Price: Price continues to have his moments. The junior completed 16 of 29 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown. But, the turnovers continue to be troubling. He fumbled once and threw an interception.
6. LB John Timu: Like Parker, Timu had a second straight strong game. He was one of three players to finish with seven tackles. He also forced a fumble.
7. LB Princeton Fuimaono: The junior linebacker started his second game in a row and piled up seven tackles.
8. DE Andrew Hudson: The Huskies have been trying to develop a pass rush all season and, against the Golden Bears, Hudson was able to put pressure on quarterback Zach Maynard, finishing with 1.5 sacks. He finished with five tackles.
9. CB Marcus Peters: When Desmond Trufant left the game with a hamstring injury, the Huskies needed to get a strong performance from Peters. The redshirt freshman recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and had a tackle for loss. He finished with four tackles.
10. WR Kasen Williams: The sophomore was held to just three catches, but he did finish second behind Seferian-Jenkins in receiving yards with 44. While it wasn’t his biggest game of the season, he continues to be one of Washington’s top playmakers.