With his Washington Huskies up 21-0 in the first quarter against the Idaho State Bengals of the FCS, star running back Bishop Sankey exited the game after having gained 77 rushing yards and a touchdown on only four carries. After the game, Sankey revealed that it wasn’t mercy for an overmatched foe that prompted his departure, but rather a bruised shoulder. (The Huskies clearly didn’t suffer sans Sankey, winning the game 56-0.)
Now don’t panic, Washington fans. Sankey told reporters that he felt the bruise was minor and that he was confident he wouldn’t miss any time. Really, the only things hindered by the injury were Sankey’s season stats. The running back went into the game leading the nation in rushing, averaging a whopping 184.5 yards per game, but his 77-yard performance dropped his average to a “mere” 148.67 yards per game, good for second in the country behind Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin. Sankey still leads the Pac-12 in rushing yards per game, though.
The Huskies, now sitting at No. 16 in the AP Poll, will take on the 3-0 Arizona Wildcats next Saturday.
[Source: The Seattle Times]