The Husky defense dominated the day on Saturday, holding the offense to just one touchdown and registering seven sacks.
Defensive end Andrew Hudson had six tackles, including two sacks and another tackle for loss, while Josh Shirley was in the backfield all game. UW probably should have also had a few more sacks but Keith Price was pretty elusive in the pocket.
As head coach Steve Sarkisian pointed out, about the only negative was the lack of turnovers from the defense. They should have had two interceptions, which were dropped.
Offensively, the line struggled. UW managed 20 yards rushing in the game and 345 yards of total offense.
Quarterback Keith Price completed 14 of 28 passes for 168 yards. He hit fullback Jonathan Amosa in the flats on a short pass and the squatty Amosa did the rest, rumbling 23 yards for the game’s only touchdown.
Price shouldered the blame for some of the offensive inefficiency early saying his energy level needed to be better. Sarkisian agreed to a point, but obviously, the offensive line’s inability to play with consistency was the biggest factor.
Both Sarkisian and offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau believe the mistakes are correctable.