Washington running back Bishop Sankey did lead the nation in rushing at one point this season, not anymore. He is still second with 899 yards rushing on the year, but Saturday’s game saw him rush just 13 times for 22 yards and a score.
The Huskies were outgained by Arizona State 212 to 585, and the stats just get worse across the board
Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian summed up the No. 20 Huskies’ 53-24 loss – the most important statistic — to Arizona State in exactly the way most fans of the team must be thinking.
“That was embarrassing. That was embarrassing. We weren’t good enough. We weren’t good enough. We weren’t well enough coached, we didn’t perform well enough, and we weren’t physical enough, nearly physical enough against a good football team. Give Arizona State credit. They outcoached us and they outplayed us, and at the end of the day the result was the result,” Sarkisian said, according to the Seattle Times.
Washington now sits at 4-3 on the year, and just 1-3 in the Pac-12 after three straight losses to No. 5 Stanford, No. 2 Oregon, and now the Sun Devils.
After finishing 7-6 in 2011 and 2012, Washington and Sarkisian in particular needed to improve upon that mark this year. Now that doesn’t look like a lock.
With high expectations and poor performances, Sarkisian might be looking for a new job come this Winter if the higher-ups in Huskies-land have indeed had enough of the mediocrity.
If they are consistently not “well enough coached”, perhaps it’s time to find someone that can. Granted it has been a difficult schedule, but to lose by 4 touchdowns to an unranked ASU team is a difficult loss to comprehend.