Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Even after a sleepy first quarter, the Washington Huskies extend their win streak to three games.
Utah and Washington both entered tonight's game with two-game win streaks. Unless the rules changed tonight, one of those teams was going to leave with their streak broken. Utah's owned the first quarter; however, Washington controlled the final three, beating the Utes, 34-15.
Utah provided the only offense in the first quarter. Running back John White ran 46 yards for the touchdown. The Utes decided to go for the two-point conversion. The attempt was successful thanks to a Jake Murphy dash into the endzone.
Down 8-0 until nearly midway through the second quarter, the Washington Huskies' offense woke up. The team scored 14 unanswered points. The first 7 points came via an 8 yard hook up between Kasen Williams and Washington quarterback Keith Price. Travis Coons followed up with a successful point after Price scored his second TD of the game by running running 4 yards into the endzone. Coons, again, nailed the PAT. Heading into the locker room at the half, Washington was up, 14-8.
Halfway through the third quarter, Washington extended the scoring streak to 21 points. DiAndre Campbell caught a 9 yard pass from Price for the touchdown. No surprise, Coons hit the extra point. With 6 minutes to go in the third, Utah remembered they needed to participate in order to have a chance to win. The Utes' John White scored his second TD of the game. Utah played it safe and kicked in the extra point. After the two minute warning, Washington answered back with a Bishop Sankey 2-yard rush for a touchdown. The Huskies went for two and failed, leaving them up, 27-15.
With 3:58 left in the fourth, Sankey iced the game for Washington with his second touchdown on the night. Kicker Travis Coons completed his fourth PAT in the contest to seal the win over Utah, 34-15.
Box Score Hero: Excluding QB Keith Price's failed runs for negative yards, Bishop Sankey was the only running back used by Washington in the game. Sankey carried the ball 36 times for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Rankings Ramifications: Neither team is ranked and will stay that way.
But Did They Cover? Coming into the contest, Utah was favored by -1. Washington didn't need the point to cover.
Next Week's Schedule: Utah heads back home to face Arizona. Washington makes a trip out to Colorado.