Keith Price and Bishop Sankey both moved up notable record lists in Washington’s rout of Colorado on Saturday night.
Sankey rushed for 143 yards to give him 1,305 yards for the season and 2,931 for his carer, moving him past Greg Lewis into fourth place on UW’s career rushing list.
Sankey also scored his 30th career rushing touchdown on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. That moved him into sole possession of third place in UW history, trailing only Napoleon Kaufman (34) and Joe Steele (32).
Price, meanwhile, threw two first-half touchdowns to give him 72 for his career, moving him into a tie with Carson Palmer of USC for 10th place on the Pac-12’s career list.
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USC’s Matt Barkley is No. 1 with 116 touchdown passes from 2009 to 2012.
Price passed Cody Pickett (55) as the Huskies’ career leader in touchdown passes in UW’s season-opening victory over Boise State.
Shamburger sits, Charles returns
Starting safety Will Shamburger did not play for UW against Colorado with an undisclosed injury, but UW coach Steve Sarkisian said he expects Shamburger to return Friday night against UCLA.
In Shamburger’s place, Kevin King became the first true freshman to start for the Huskies this season. King finished with four tackles.
Starting left guard Dexter Charles did return to action after missing UW’s previous two games with a shoulder injury.
“You could feel his presence,” Price said of Charles.
Sophomore Marvin Hall made his first career start for UW in place of junior Kasen Williams, who is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg. Hall, who also took over as UW’s primary punt returner, had two catches for 43 yards.
UW receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow was involved in a small altercation near the Colorado sideline on the final play of the first half. Teammate Jaydon Mickens was assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after running from the UW sideline toward the skirmish without his helmet.
The Huskies had scored a touchdown with 2 seconds left in the half on Price’s 15-yard pass to Seferian-Jenkins, giving UW a 31-7 lead at the half. Stringfellow was then involved in UW’s kickoff coverage on the final play of the half.
• Colorado came into Saturday night’s game at Husky Stadium having lost 13 consecutive Pac-12 games. The Buffaloes’ last conference win was over Washington State, 35-34, on Sept. 22, 2012.
Colorado is rebuilding under first-year coach Mike MacIntyre. True freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau, a Tacoma product, made his fourth start for the Buffaloes, completing 12 of 22 passes for 160 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
“Very disappointed,” Liufau said. “Everyone is going to have their own opinion on how far or how close we are. I think we’re getting closer. It’s never as bad as it is, and it’s never as good as it can be. It’s just frustrating because we know that we can do a lot better than what we put out tonight.”
• The Huskies have a short turnaround before traveling to Los Angeles for Friday night’s nationally-televised matchup against UCLA in the Rose Bowl.
It will be UW’s first game against former Husky defensive back and former Seahawks head coach Jim
Mora, in his second season as the UCLA head coach. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Friday for an ESPN2 broadcast.
UCLA held on to beat Arizona, 31-26, on Saturday in Tucson.
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