The Washington Huskies demolished the Portland State Vikings on Saturday. They scored less than two minutes into the game and never looked back, posting a final score of 52-13.
Washington's offense was firing on all cylinders. Quarterback Keith Price was efficient and accurate, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams both made good targets.. Price left the game midway through the third quarter, giving backup Derrick Brown an opportunity to pick up some experience. The Husky rushing attack was spread out. Bishop Sankey picked up most of the carries, but Erich Wilson II and Dezden Petty both contributed.
Washington's defense was more than up for shutting down Portland State. Marcus Peters was the standout on defense, running back an interception for a touchdown midway through the second quarter. Tre Watson pitched in on special teams, returning a blocked punt for another touchdown.
Portland State's Kieran McDonagh finished 18-for-32 for 178 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Box Score Hero: Keith Price was 14-for-19 for 181 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, a fine line for the junior quarterback. Sankey picked up 103 yards on 14 carries, and Seferian-Jenkins led the receiving corps with 78 yards on five catches.
Rankings Ramifications: Neither team was ranked entering the game, and though Washington State posted an impressive victory they're unlikely to climb into the rankings.
But Did They Cover? Washington was favored by 32 points, easily covered in the 52-13 victory.
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Next Week's Schedule: Washington next hosts the Stanford Cardinal, while Portland State plays at home against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.