The Washington Huskies earned their second win of the season in a 40-32 triumph over the Hawaii Warriors. The team was led by strong performances from quarterback Keith Price and receiver Devin Aguilar.
The Huskies did most of their scoring in the first quarter, jumping out to an early 7-0 lead within two minutes and leading 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. Price connected on two touchdowns with receivers Jermaine Kearse, once on a ten-yard pass and later on a 20-yard pass.
The Warriors made a run in the second quarter on a one-yard touchdown by Sterling Jackson and a pick-six Richard Torres. The interception happened with the Huskies in scoring position at Hawaii's one-yard line. Instead of a Huskies touchdown, Torres took the ball 99 yards for a Hawaii score. Price redeemed himself at the close of the half with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Aguilar, and Washington led 28-14 at halftime.
Both sides struggled on offense in the third quarter: Hawaii scored just one touchdown on a one-yard rush by quarter Bryant Moniz and Washington managed just a field goal on Erik Folk's 36-yard attempt.
Things got tight in the fourth quarter when Hawaii's Jackson rushed for another two-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, but the Warriors were within 31-26. Washingon responded with a 14-yard score from Price to receiver Austin Seferian-Jenkins just a few minutes later to extend the lead to 38-26.
The two teams punted back and forth until Washington's Desmond Trufant picked off Moniz at the Washington 25-yard line. The Huskies, however, dug themselves into some trouble by going three-and-out and then kicking a negative five-yard punt. The Warriors took over at the Washington 27-yard line and took advantage with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Moniz to Jeremiah Ostrowski with 1:39 left in the game to make the score 38-32.
The Huskies, however, would have the last laugh. Washington took advantage by blocking the extra point and Trufant came up big again by running it back for a two-point conversion. The Huskies led 40-32 at that point, and Hawaii's onside kick came up just short. Washington and would finish the game with their eight-point advantage intact, just enough to cover the spread.
The Huskies were impressive on offense, generating 466 total yards. Price finished the day with 315 yards, 4 touchdowns and one interception on 18-of-25 passing. Chris Polk led the charge on the ground with 107 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries, and Aguilar led the receivers with 131 yards along with one touchdown on five receptions.
The Huskies are now 2-0 on the young season. They take on No. 10 Nebraska next week on the road.