After 13 unanswered Arizona Wildcat points in the first quarter, the Washington Huskies scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to take the lead going into halftime.
Despite consistent pressure from the Wildcats defensive line, the Huskies were able to put together two solid scoring drives. Quarterback Keith Price completed a 16 yard pass on a 3rd-and-9 situation that put the Huskies at the Wildcats' eight yard line. Three plays later wide receiver Jermaine Kearse ran six yards for the Huskies first touchdown.
In the Huskies second drive, Kevin Smith returned a Wildcat punt for 29 yards and put the Huskies in excellent field position at their own 41 yard line. Head Coach Steve Sarkisian employed trickery on their first play from scrimmage. Price pitched the ball to wide receiver Devin Aguilar who completed a 33-yard pass to running back Chris Polk. After an unsuccessful challenge by Arizona, Price completed a 19-yard pass to Jermaine Kearse putting the Huskies at Arizona's seven yard line. A handful of plays later on 4th-and-goal, Chris Polk found the end zone and gave the Huskies a 14-13 lead.
Polk ran for 51 yards on 15 attempts in the first half. He is now 77 yards away from 1000 yards on the season. Arizona's offense was significantly slowed down in the second quarter due to increased pass rush from the Husky defense. Will the Huskies be able to keep up their offensive momentum? Can Nick Foles get his offense back on track? Here are two story lines to consider going into the second half.