The Idaho State Bengals of FCS stature were no match Saturday to play No. 16 Washington (3-0). The 56-0 beat-down was as much an indication of lack of size and speed as it was the UW’s offensive prowess. Nonetheless, the Huskies halfway through the second quarter were on pace to score more than 100 points. Sportspress Northwest photographer Drew Sellers was there to capture the action.
UW running back Bishop Sankey took four carries for 77 yards and a touchdown before coach Steve Sarkisian opted to rest him for Pac-12 play. Sankey received 35 carries the previous week in a 34-24 win against Illinois.
Hau’oli Jamora . . . er, Kikaha posted 2.5 sacks by rout’s end. Most of the Huskies’ starting defense was watching from the sidelines by the end of the second quarter.
The Huskies’ depth at running back might be their most overlooked asset. Jesse Callier rushed seven times for 42 yards and a touchdown against ISU.
Quarterback Keith Price was rarely rushed during limited action. He finished 16 of 21 for 213 yards and three passing touchdowns, one running. The school’s all-time leader in touchdown passes is experiencing a sort of renaissance through the first three games of the 2013 season. He completed 77 percent of his passes, thrown seven touchdown and one interception.
Pardon wide receiver Kasen Williams if he was looking ahead to Pac-12 play. The Huskies begin their conference slate at Husky Stadium Saturday against the Rich Rodriguez-led Arizona Wildcats (3-0).
I was bored almost to tears over non-competitive football this weekend. The new term “Body bag games” was applicable all over the nation. Why Ohio State needs the ego boost of a 72-0 score is beyond me. The networks that broadcast these games should have received a refund, not to mention the long suffering fans.
Even the Huskie and Seahawk games were boring. The NCAA should outlaw games featuring the big ten or pac-12 against Slippery Rock tech as cruelty to children.
It’s the little schools who want the games, Herb. The visiting-team payouts of a half-million and up pay for a lot of pommel horses and batting helmets at the smaller schools who can’t hope for such an athletic department windfall anywhere else. So they trot their football players out for an afternoon of humiliation to keep the lights on in the gym at home.
It’s an embarrassing, sick system, but if we fans and media didn’t want it this way, it would go away.
I agree with sick and humiliating, but it isn’t the guys getting beat up that get the rewards. It’s the coaches and administrators. I’m one fan that does not want it. I’m for parity. I bet the TV people are just overjoyed with some of these rating losers.