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Washington coach Steve Sarkisian pleased with win over Boise State

Aug 31, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian (left) and Boise State Broncos head coach Chris Peterson (right) shake hands after the game between the Washington Huskies and the Boise State Broncos at Husky Stadium. Washington defeated Boise State 38-6. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Huskies opened up their renovated stadium in impressive fashion on Saturday night, smacking around the No. 19 Boise State Broncos to the tune of 38-6. If that performance is a harbinger of things to come, it could be a really interesting season in the Pac-12 North.

The Huskies new offense, more up-tempo than in previous years, wore down the Boise State defense. Washington gained 592 yards on 85 plays — last year the team only averaged 69.5 plays per game — and running back Bishop Sankey gashed the Broncos for 161 yards on 25 carries.  Quarterback Keith Price looked more like his 2011 self than his 2012 self (that’s a good thing), throwing for 324 yards and two touchdowns.

Though it is only one game, head coach Steve Sarkisian couldn’t help but be pleased with his team’s performance:

It was just about being happy for our fans, our kids, our players — this was a big night for a lot of people involved. I was just thinking about how the game gave people a really cool memory they can hold onto for a lifetime (CBS Sports).

Sarkisian continued:

I thought the last few years we lacked leadership, and now all of a sudden we have great leadership. We knew we had a better football team than we had the previous four years. I believe we’re ready to take the next step. We need to go out and prove it.

The Huskies have a bye next week before traveling to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on September 14.

[Source: CBS Sports]

Topics: Steve Sarkisian, Washington Huskies

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