Huskies’ starting quarterback, Keith Price, practiced Thursday, throwing the football for the first time since injuring his shoulder late in the first half against UCLA last Friday. Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian is closely monitoring his progress and will make a decision on who will start, Friday.
Every opportunity the program has had to seemingly take that proverbial “next step” has come and gone without being seized. Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian is tired of being “right there.” This week the Huskies are preparing for a sturdy test against an explosive Oregon State offense which is ranked second in the FBS with an average of 396.3 passing yards per game behind quarterback Sean Mannion and stalwart wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
Washington is preparing redshirt freshman quarterback Cyler Myles to make his first college start against Oregon State with the status of Keith Price uncertain.
Washington quarterback Keith Price is uncertain how long he’ll be sidelined after leaving the Huskies’ game against No. 13 UCLA at halftime Friday night with an injured shoulder.
Myles Jack ran for 60 yards and four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. 13 UCLA stayed in control of its destiny in the Pac-12 South race with a 41-31 victory over Washington on Friday night.
UCLA (7-2, 4-2) is a program that head coach Jim Mora is trying to resurrect from the ashes. The Bruins are a team chock full of young, athletic and supremely talented players.
C.J. Wilcox led five Washington players in double figures with 22 points in the Huskies’ victory.
Keith Price threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as part of Washington’s huge first half on offense, and the Huskies routed Colorado 59-7 to become bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.
For the first time in close to a decade, Washington enters a season where an NCAA tournament trip is expected and the Huskies could become Pac-12 contenders. They have quality depth and talent, and an offense that could be difficult to stop.
There is one month left in the regular season for Washington and the importance of how they finish this season hasn’t been lost on anyone. This was supposed to be the Huskies’ breakthrough season, one in which they overcame the mediocrity of 7-6 campaigns that the program has been mired in for the last three years.