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Huskies are just too much for the Buffaloes
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Keith Price (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted Nov 17, 2012
(Boulder, Co.) - Keith Price threw a career-best five touchdown passes and Washington overcame a slow start to whip hapless Colorado 38-3 on Saturday for the Huskies' fourth straight win.
atoned for a first-half fumble at the 1 by running through
's defense for 139 yards and collecting 48 more on four receptions as the Huskies (7-4, 5-3 Pac-10) won consecutive road games for just the second time in the last decade.
The Huskies can secure their first eight-win season since 2001 with a win at
After committing five costly turnovers in this one, the Buffaloes (1-10, 1-7) will have to beat
on Friday to avoid the worst record in school history and their first winless season at home since 1920.
Price completed 22 of 29 passes for 248 yards with no interceptions.
The Buffaloes held an opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season but still trailed 7-0 at halftime after running their own scoreless streak at Folsom Field to eight quarters.
Two big blunders by the Buffs led to 14 quick points and ended hopes of an upset in a stadium that was mostly empty with the campus on Thanksgiving break and the program in a downward spiral under second-year coach Jon Embree.
A punt hit Colorado's
at the Colorado 35 after a save by teammate
as the ball was bouncing out of bounds. Three plays later, Price found
in the end zone for a 17-yard TD.
Huskies tight end
, playing defensive end on third downs with Washington's defensive line riddled with injuries, then recovered a fumble after Josh Shirley's sack-strip of Colorado's
. Fifteen seconds later, Price hit
for a 23-yard touchdown and a 21-0 lead.
returned the ensuing kickoff 59 yards, setting up Will Oliver's 37-yard field goal that snapped the Buffs' home scoring drought, which had dated to the first half of a game against
on Oct. 11. They were subsequently shut out 48-0 by
The Huskies responded with a 17-point blitz that included TD passes from Price of 3 yards to Seferian-Jenkins and 18 yards to
got his first start for the Buffs but was replaced by Webb, who started the first nine games, after throwing two interceptions in five drives that netted 50 yards.
Things didn't get much better - Webb ran a quarterback sneak on first down in an apparent mis-communication from the sideline.
The Huskies caught the first big break of the game when
pressured Wood into a poor pass that Shaq Thompson intercepted at midfield. After reaching the Colorado 13, however, the drive stalled and on fourth-and-10,
banged the ball off the left upright.
He later was good from 25 yards out.
Later, Buffs linebacker
stripped Sankey at the 1 and
recovered for Colorado.
Wood quickly followed with his second interception, this one picked off by safety
. Price found
with a 3-yard TD toss with 1:02 left in the first half for a 7-0 halftime lead.
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