A few leftover links and notes from the win that was in Utah. …
— Here’s Washington’s updated stats page with a few interesting items:
— UW is now 29th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 104 yards per game. That would be the lowest for the Huskies since the 2002 team gave up 97 per game. The caveat is that UW is now also 118th in pass defense allowing 323 passing yards per game.
— UW is 16th in the nation in turnover margin at plus-one per game.
— Chris Polk is 10th in the nation in rushing at 122 yards per game. That would put him on pace for 1,464 yards in the regular season, better than the 1,415 he had last year in 13.
— Keith Price is also 10th in the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 173.7. He entered Saturday’s game at 176.58.
— Somewhat overshadowed yesterday is that Jermaine Kearse moved into second place on UW’s career receiving yards list — he now has 2,374 moving past Mario Bailey’s 2,306 and behind only Reggie Williams’ 3,598. He also is third in receptions with 151 and close to Paul Skansi at No. 2 with 161 (Williams may be hard to beat with his 243). Kearse also now has 27 career TD receptions —- only Bailey has more with 30.
— Price has 17 touchdown passes, second in the nation behind the 18 of Baylor’s Robert Griffin. Here’s the list.
— Here are some photos from CoachSark’s blog.
— Telling quote here from Utah coach Kyle Whittingham that “they ran the ball right down our throat.”
— I’ve been asked who No. 16 for UW was on the final play. It was Luther Leonard, who had some sort of jersey mixup. That was his first career action.
— Here’s all the coverage from The Deseret News.
— Jon Wilner has UW 22nd on his ballot this week.
— Holly Anderson of SI.com still isn’t sure what to make of the Huskies.
— Dennis Dodd has UW No. 25.
— A little off-topic but interesting stuff here from the Tulsa World on whether Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were caught off-guard by the Pac-12’s snub.