Game Analysis - Colorado

In a game that was never in doubt, Washington wound up with 628 yards of offense while Colorado totaled just 299 as the Huskies handed Colorado a 59-7 win at a rainy Husky Stadium on Saturday. Here's a look at what went right, what didn't and who stood out in the Huskies' sixth win of the season...

Turning Point/Play-of-the-Game: Keith Price's 15-yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins right before the end of the half. The fifth-year senior got the ball with seven seconds left and found his big tight end "posting up" a Colorado's Jered Bell just inside the endzone to put Washington up 31-7 heading into the locker room. Actually, you could have considered the entire six-play, 66 yard drive, that took just 48 seconds, as the turning point. With Washington up 24-7, it wouldn't have been a shock to see the Dawgs go into the locker room satisfied with their lead. However, head coach Steve Sarkisian and the players thought differently. On the drive, Price went 4 for 4 for 71 yards and the score.

Offensive Player of the Game: Keith Price. It's not really a tough choice even though Bishop Sankey had a pretty big night on the ground. The senior signal-caller went 22 of 29 for 312 yards with two touchdowns and also rushed for 29 yards and two more scores, one a bruising 18-yarder that saw him run over a Colorado safety on his way to the endzone.

Defensive Player of the Game: Danny Shelton. He didn't play much in the second half, but he was immovable up front and was in on several tackles, finishing with six stops (twos olo). The junior nose tackle also had half a sack and a tackle-for-loss as well.

Handouts to the standouts: Sankey rushed 143 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries; QB Cyler Miles had 45 yards on just two totes; Dwayne Washington had just four carries, but still finished with 57 yards and a touchdowns; Seferian-Jenkins hauled in three receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown; DB Tre Watson intercepted a pass that was tipped by Marcus Peters and returned it 84 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. He also totaled four tackles (two solo); S Sean Parker had a sack, the first of his career, an interception and two tackles; LB Scott Lawyer saw extended playing time and finished with six tackles (four solo); Josh Shirley only had one tackle, but it was a big one as he forced Colorado's Donta Abron to fumble. The ball was then picked up by Peters who raced 52 yards for a touchdown; the entire defensive unit allowed just 299 yards of offense and seven points.

Stat of the Week: 0 passes in the second half. Washington scored 21 points in the third quarter while only possessing the ball once and they didn't throw a pass in the second half and still managed to score 28 points.

Needs work: Washington continued to hurt themselves with penalties although three of them were on a player, Dexter Charles, who had missed the past two games and hadn't played a game in three weeks. The first penalty, a false start, hurt Washington's chances to score a touchdown on their first drive, but overall, none of the penalties really affected what Washington wanted to do. That likely won't be the case over the next three weeks. Top Stories