BY Adam Lewis 11:50AM 09/29/2013

Rain dance: Huskies swamp Wildcats to hit 4-0

The No. 16 Huskies proved their convincing non-conference dominance was no aberration by rolling the Rich Rodriguez-led Arizona Wildcats at a wet, windy Husky Stadium.

If there is a running lane, UW running back Bishop Sankey is apt to find it. He carried 40 times against Arizona for 161 yards and a touchdown. / Drew Sellers

On a September afternoon where the conditions reached November levels at Husky Stadium, Washington leaned on the Wildcats (61 rushing attempts) before pulling away in the second half for a 31-13 win. At 4-0 for the first time since 2001, and a daunting pair of games ahead against Stanford and Oregon, here’s a look back at what it was like on the sidelines from rain-soaked Sportspress Northwest photographer Drew Sellers.

That UW quarterback Keith Price completed 14 of 25 passes for 165 yards, two touchdowns and one interception is a testament to the strides he’s made in his senior season. In 2013, Price is connecting on 72.3 percent of his throws and has nine touchdowns and two interceptions.

The conditions Saturday made it hard for either quarterback to throw, though Price was efficient. Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker went 14 of 35 and threw two picks. / Drew Sellers

The Huskies picked an appropriate day to unveil their new reflective gold chrome helmets. The torrential downpour seemingly added to their shine.

UW defensive end Hau’oli Kikaha helped the Huskies’ defense limit the Wildcats to 318 yards of offense, 119 of which came through the air. / Drew Sellers

A more dramatic look… courtesy of defensive back Marcus Peters.

Peters paced the UW secondary with six tackles and an interception. / Drew Sellers

Hey, when you carry the ball 40 times, and you’re fifth in the country in rushing yards (607 yards), you get not one, but two photos in the weekly SPNW Huskies gallery.

Sankey is on pace to run for 1,821 yards despite playing sparingly in last week’s 56-0 dismantling of Idaho State. / Drew Sellers



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