The Washington Huskies are giving the Boise St. Broncos more than they bargained for in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, keeping the game close and trailing 25-23 at the end of three quarters of play.
The Huskies pulled to within one point of the Broncos at the end of the first half on a 26-yard touchdown run from running back Bishop Sankey and a 7-yard scamper by quarterback Keith Price.
Boise State opened struck first in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Holden Huff to pull ahead 25-17 with 8:13 remaining in the quarter.
Washington answered back with 2:28 to play in the third, when Price completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The Huskies went for a two-point conversion but failed, leaving them down by two heading into the fourth quarter.
Sankey has been stellar for the Huskies thus far, rushing 24 times for 164 yards for an average of 6.8 yards per carry.