ESPN offers their Huskies midseason report card

The Washington Huskies entered the 2012 season with high hopes. The team returned most of its starters from a year ago, including quarterback Keith Price who broke onto the scene as a sophomore. Despite the expectations in the preseason, UW has begun the year 3-3 after facing a tough schedule.

ESPN reflected on the first half of the Huskies season and weighed in on the team MVPs thus far. Here is a little bit of what Pac-12 blogger Ted Miller had to say.

The Huskies have been hit hard by injuries on the offensive line, and QB Keith Price has been under constant pressure. But Price hasn't been the same guy as he was last fall. Coach Steve Sarkisian has said he's been pressing, but it's still shocking that he is 10th in the Pac-12 passing efficiency. For the Huskies to turn things around, Price must regain his mojo.

The Huskies face a critical game at Arizona on Saturday. The Wildcats defense will be far more forgiving than LSU, Stanford, Oregon and USC. It would be a great time for Price to revert to form, which could foretell a season-half surge.

Miller named running back Bishop Sankey the offensive MVP for UW. The sophomore is averaging 4.7 yards per carry, has surpassed the 100 yard mark three times and has rushed for six touchdowns.

Desmond Trufant was named the Huskies defensive MVP. As Miller explained, Trufant has 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, an interception and has knocked away five passes through six games. He has been Washington's most reliable player this season and will need to have a big game against Arizona's high-flying pass attack.

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