That photo seems to sum it up nicely, doesn’t it. Jaydon Mickens going one way en route to a big gain and the Boise State defenders floundering in the other direction.
Mickens, by the way, had nine catches for a career-high 109 yards to help spark Keith Price‘s big night. And by the end of the night, the Huskies had handed Boise State its worst loss of the Chris Petersen era.
Impressive start, no doubt. I certainly expect the Huskies to jump into the polls when they’re released later this week (there are other college games today and Monday).
A few notes:
— Senior WR Kevin Smith also set a career high with 69 receiving yards.
— Price threw for more than 300 yards for the third time in his career, and the first since the 2011 Alamo Bowl.
— Bishop Sankey passed the 100-yard mark for the eighth time in his career and has more than 100 yards in five of his last six games — including 368 yards in the back-to-back games vs. Boise State.
— Seven true freshmen made their UW debuts: WR John Ross, DE Joe Mathis, WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR Darrell Daniels, S Kevin King, S Trevor Walker and K Cameron Van Winkle.
— Seven others also made their UW debuts: DB Cleveland Wallace, QB Cyler Miles, RB Dwayne Washington, FB Psalm Wooching, RB Deontae Cooper, OL Jake Eldrenkamp and DE Damion Turpin.
— Sean Parker‘s first-quarter interception was the eighth of his career.
— The crowd of 71,963 was the first sellout at Husky Stadium since 72,876 attended Nebraska’s visit in 2010.
— The Huskies’ 85 offensive plays were the most since running 95 in a win at Stanford in 2007.
— My game story: Oh, the irony: The Huskies remove the track inside Husky Stadium, and suddenly they have track-and-field football. Fast, fast and faster indeed.
— Jerry Brewer: The Huskies’ performances matching the new stadium in grandeur.
— Larry Stone: UW finds the fast lane.
— Percy Allen’s sidebar: Newfound depth helps UW defense shut down the Broncos.
— Percy’s notebook: Austin Seferian-Jenkins will return against Illinois on Sept. 14, plus: Deontae Cooper returns to the field and 23 UW greats are honored.
— Photo gallery from The Seattle Times photographers. Awesome stuff.
— From the Tacoma News Tribune: UW had all the answers.
— From the AP: The Huskies make an emphatic statement.
— From the Everett Herald: Husky Stadium rocks and the Huskies roll.
— Art Thiel: Retake Montlake? The Huskies make a case to retake the Northwest.
— Ted Miller of ESPN.com: Let’s not make any epic conclusions about these Huskies just yet.
— From the Idaho Statesman: Boise State was on its heels from the start.