GAME REPORT: Washington 38, Colorado 23
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Shaq Thompson, playing exclusively at running back against Colorado, rushed for 174 yards on 15 carries and scored on a 24-yard run in the first quarter. He also had a 41-yard reception late in the first half that sparked a key drive.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Facing a fourth-and-one at the Colorado 24 and already trailing 10-0, Washington elected to go for it and scored on Thompson’s 24-yard run. The touchdown made it 10-7 with 1:02 left in the first quarter.
The Huskies were trailing 23-17 in the third quarter and had just fumbled the ball away at the Colorado 14 when the Buffaloes fumbled the ball back to the Huskies three plays later. After Andrew Hudson recovered the fumble, Washington drove 46 yards in five plays, capped off by a 28-yard touchdown pass from Cyler Miles to Dante Pettis. The touchdown put the Huskies ahead 24-23 with 5:38 left in the third quarter.
BY THE NUMBERS
215 — All-purpose yards for Thompson on Saturday.
3 — Turnovers by each team.
13 — Receptions, for 138 yards, for Colorado receiver Nelson Spruce, who came into the game leading the Pac-12 in catches.