Saturday, October 15, 2011
Final: Washington 52, Colorado 24
By Ted Miller
Keith Price and Washington are ready for their close-up.
They'll get it next week at Stanford. After Price threw four first-half touchdown passes in a 52-24 rout of Colorado, the Huskies are 5-1 for the first time in a decade and appear headed for the national rankings.
Price completed 21 of 28 for 257 yards with no interceptions and wasn't even required to finish the third quarter. He has 21 TD passes this year, which is tied for fourth most in program history just over halfway through the season.
The Huskies also improved to 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 1997. If they can record the upset at Stanford, the Pac-12 North race will transform.
For Colorado (1-6, 0-3), the score might not have been the worst news. The Buffaloes lost RB Rodney Stewart to a knee injury in the first half. At this point, the injury is being called a sprain.
Washington has now scored 30 points or more in its first six games for the first time in school history. The 52 points were the most since 2001.
The Huskies outgained Colorado 562 yards to 269, including a 295 to 62 advantage in rushing yards. Chris Polk had 117 yards rushing on 18 carries.
For the Buffs, who lost their 21st consecutive game away from their home stadium, the schedule doesn't get any easier. They play host to Oregon next weekend.