A primary goal for Washington in a game like this is to come out of it healthy.
And Bishop Sankey insists he is just that despite leaving the game in the first half with what he’s calling a shoulder bruise.
“It’ll be fine,” UW’s junior running back said after the Huskies’ 56-0 victory over Idaho State on Saturday afternoon. “It’s just a little bruise. There’s nothing too serious. I’ll be back. I’m not missing any time.”
Sankey finished with four carries for 77 yards and scored UW’s first touchdown on a 3-yard run against the Bengals, an FCS-level team from the Big Sky Conference. Sankey, who rushed 35 times for a career-high 208 yards a week earlier against Illinois, entered the game leading the nation with an average of 184.5 yards.
He said he would’ve been able to “push through” the minor injury if UW wasn’t already leading 21-0 in the first quarter.
With his 37-yard rush on his first carry, Sankey passed 2,000 yards for his career in his 28th game. Only Hugh McElhenny (24) and Chris Polk (24) reached the 2,000-yard mark in fewer games. Joe Steele also reached the 2,000-yard mark in his 28th game.