Breaking down Washington, BYU's Fight Hunger Bowl opponent

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26 2013 12:30 p.m. MST

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Washington quarterback Keith Price is more than capable of putting up big numbers. For example, he went toe-to-toe with Robert Griffin III in the 2011 Alamo Bowl as he had 438 yards and four touchdowns passing. Granted, Baylor's defense wasn't the greatest, but Price is dangerous when he gets rolling.

Price is a senior, and this is his final shot to impress NFL scouts. He's had a solid season with 2,843 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and just five interceptions, but he hasn't set himself apart from the other star quarterbacks leaving for the NFL. If ever he needed a performance like he had against the Bears, it's now.

But Price is far from the only threat. Junior running back Bishop Sankey has 1,775 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. His rushing yards total puts him third in the FBS.

In short, the Huskies have a balanced, physical attack that will test the BYU defense to its core.
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Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

So I guess this article gave us all we need to know, except who the author expects to win the game. I expect Washington to win, but would be bouncing off the walls if BYU can pull this one out. But I need to see BYU come ready to play and coaches come ready to coach. I will also be shocked to see Robert Anae come ready with a game plan that consists more than his 4 plays with a couple of variables. If I see calls for 20 QB runs, unless they cannot be stopped by Washington, I will not enjoy the game even if BYU does win. I want to see great rushes by the RB's and great passes to ALL receivers running lots of patterns we have yet to see this year. Ah well. Good luck Cougars. As players, you are stuck with the coaching as it is, but even given less than stellar coaching, you can put it all on the field and win. Go Cougars!

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

@Cinciman
We all want to see perfection, brilliant innovative coaching, no mistakes, no penalties, and a 30-point win. You say you will only enjoy a game, regardless of win or lose, if BYU does not have great rushing and passing to all receivers. You demand that Anae makes brilliant calls and the BYU defense to RISE UP and stuff Washington.

Sorry, dude, that ain't possible. This BYU team is young. Washington is loaded and lead by Sr QB Price. Sankey is one of the best RBs in the country. They have a good OL, and their defense is pretty good. Their four losses were to really good teams. Two of BYU's losses were to doormats, upsets that should never have happened.

But that was then, this is now. BYU will show up. Washington will win a tough game. BYU is a year away from being really good.

Let's hope for a win and enjoy the game as it is played. For sure, BYU will give it all they have. If that's not good enough, well, I guess you can become an Alabama fan or something.

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