In four years, Smith has progressed from the “athlete” he came in as, to one of the more polished receivers Washington has produced in the last decade.
Behind 200 rushing yards from Bishop Sankey and a couple of late interceptions from the defense, Washington overcame a 10-3 halftime deficit to win its 68th Apple Cup Friday, at Husky Stadium.
In suffering consecutive losses to top-5 teams over the past two weeks, Washington has struggled to get the offense going early in games. That has led to second half deficits and the team being forced to play catch up.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants everyone to stop worrying about his numbers halfway through his junior season at Washington.
Washington didn’t get it done. The Huskies starting QB Keith Price didn’t get it done. The Washington defense didn’t get it done. The coaching staff was also found wanting. All across the board, Washington was inferior to the Ducks (6-0) on October 12th.
Marcus Mariota threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, added another 88 yards and one TD rushing, and the second-ranked Ducks won their 10th straight over their rivals to the north with a 45-24 victory over No. 16 Washington on Saturday.
No. 16 Washington (4-1, 1-1) will be looking to put the heartbreaking loss at No. 5 Stanford behind them as they host the second-ranked Ducks, a team that hasn’t lost on the road since falling 51-42 to Stanford in 2009, a span of 18 games.
The call was heartbreaking, especially after the fight the team showed for 58 minutes to give itself an opportunity to win.
What the Huskies have going for them is an increase in offensive production thanks to the switch to an up-tempo scheme, a resurgence in Keith Price and a more experienced offensive line.
Through a rain-soaked evening in Seattle, the Huskies came through with another outstanding performance to emerge with a 31-13 win and their first 4-0 start since 2001.