Maybe we need an asterisk in that headline.
Yes, Washington junior running back Bishop Sankey is still on pace to break the school’s 17-year-old rushing record of 1,695 yards in a season, set by Corey Dillon.
But at his current rate, Sankey won’t quite get there in the 12 games in which Dillon played in 1996.
Through 10 games, Sankey is fourth in the country with 1,396 yards, plus 14 touchdowns. With two regular-season games remaining, Sankey is on pace 1,675 yards.
Add in a bowl game, and Sankey should shatter that record.
Regardless, it’s been an impressive season already for Sankey.
The UW offense overall, averaging 507.5 yards, also remains on pace to set the school record for total offense. In 1991, UW averaged 471.9 yards per game, which stands as the record over the course of a full season.
The Huskies’ 36.6 points per game this season trails only that 1991 team’s average of 38.4 points per.