Monday, November 12, 2012
The Washington 10 -- Week 11
By Mason Kelley
Just like he did against Cal the week before, Bishop Sankey led the Huskies on the ground against Utah, rushing for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
SEATTLE -- With two games left, Washington has a chance to finish the year more or less where the Huskies expected heading into fall camp.
Sure, the program could have played better on the road at Arizona. And the USC game was there for the taking. But, the Huskies have won three in a row. They are bowl eligible for the third year in a row. They have a chance to be 8-4 heading into a bowl game if they win at Colorado and Washington State the next two weeks.
As Washington prepares for the first leg of back-to-back road games, here is a look at who played well in Saturday's win over Utah:
1. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Only a sophomore, Seferian-Jenkins already has more career catches (96) than any tight end in Washington history. He continued to build on his impressive 2012 numbers against the Utes, finishing with seven catches for 99 yards. And, despite his value on offense, the Huskies even found a way to work him in on defense, putting him in at defensive end for several snaps.
2. QB Keith Price: Price finally put together the breakout game he has been waiting for all season. The junior completed 24 of 33 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for one score and didn’t turn the ball over.
3. RB Bishop Sankey: The sophomore joined some exclusive company, becoming the 10th player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Against Utah, Sankey rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries. Through 10 games this season, he has gained 1,011 yards.
4. LB John Timu: The linebacker leads the team in tackles this season (61) and had another strong performance this week. Timu finished with nine tackles and picked off a pass for the second straight game.
5. LB Travis Feeney: The redshirt freshman was tied for the team lead in tackles with nine against the Utes. He also recorded a sack.
6. WR Kasen Williams: The sophomore receiver matched Seferian-Jenkins in catches with seven, piling up 73 yards. His 8-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter helped the Huskies dig out of an early hole.
7. S Shaq Thompson: It is becoming repetitive, but the freshman gets better with every game he plays. He had six tackles -- one for loss -- and broke up a pair of passes in the win.
8. DT Danny Shelton: With injuries mounting along the defensive line, Shelton stepped up. He helped keep the Utes from picking up a first down on fourth-and-one early in the third quarter. That stop, one of his six tackles, led to a Washington touchdown that helped seal the win.
9. DiAndre Campbell: Campbell made up for early miscues and pulled in a 9-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter -- his second of the season. He is the only player besides Seferian-Jenkins and Williams to catch a touchdown pass for Washington in 2012.
10. Drew Schaefer: There seems to be weekly improvement along the line. The UW offensive line has played well enough to produce a 1,000-yard rusher, and Schaefer is the team’s leader on the line.