The Idaho State Bengals of FCS stature were no match Saturday to play No. 16 Washington (3-0). The 56-0 beat-down was as much an indication of lack of size and speed as it was the UW’s offensive prowess. Nonetheless, the Huskies halfway through the second quarter were on pace to score more than 100 points. Sportspress Northwest photographer Drew Sellers was there to capture the action.
UW running back Bishop Sankey took four carries for 77 yards and a touchdown before coach Steve Sarkisian opted to rest him for Pac-12 play. Sankey received 35 carries the previous week in a 34-24 win against Illinois.
Hau’oli Jamora . . . er, Kikaha posted 2.5 sacks by rout’s end. Most of the Huskies’ starting defense was watching from the sidelines by the end of the second quarter.
The Huskies’ depth at running back might be their most overlooked asset. Jesse Callier rushed seven times for 42 yards and a touchdown against ISU.
Quarterback Keith Price was rarely rushed during limited action. He finished 16 of 21 for 213 yards and three passing touchdowns, one running. The school’s all-time leader in touchdown passes is experiencing a sort of renaissance through the first three games of the 2013 season. He completed 77 percent of his passes, thrown seven touchdown and one interception.
Pardon wide receiver Kasen Williams if he was looking ahead to Pac-12 play. The Huskies begin their conference slate at Husky Stadium Saturday against the Rich Rodriguez-led Arizona Wildcats (3-0).