Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Top 5 moments: Price throws 5 TDs
By Mason Kelley
Editor's note: Throughout the week, HuskyNation will look back at the top 5 moments of the 2012 season. Here is No. 4:
QB Keith Price struggled at points this season, but matched a school record in the Huskies' win at Colorado.
SEATTLE -- Keith Price has weathered his share of criticism throughout the year after turnovers and inconsistency at times derailed lofty preseason expectations.
Coming off a breakout season as a sophomore, Washington’s quarterback set a high bar for himself and at times he struggled.
But while things didn’t always go as planned, Price put together a pristine performance at Colorado.
Price helped the offense get untracked in the second quarter, throwing a 3-yard touchdown pass to Cody Bruns. He opened the third quarter with touchdown passes to Kasen Williams and Kendyl Taylor, sparking a second-half rout.
By the time the game ended, Price had thrown five touchdown passes to match a school record.
“I told you guys that it was coming and that I was going to keep on grinding and keep on preparing the way I have been,” Price told reporters after the game. “Now I am starting to get the results that I want.”
Price finished the game completing 22 of 29 passes for 248 yards. As important as his offensive output, though, the quarterback didn’t turn the ball over. It was the Huskies' fourth victory in a row.
It was a performance Price, and the program, needed during a successful stretch run that helped the Huskies get to seven wins.