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Big plays from Bishop Sankey, Keith Price lead Washington to 41-17 rout of California

  • Washington's Bishop Sankey (25) takes off on a 59-yard touchdown run as quarterback Keith Price (17) cheers behind in the first half of an NCAA college football game against California Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Washington's Bishop Sankey (25) takes off on a 59-yard touchdown run as quarterback Keith Price (17) cheers behind in the first half of an NCAA college football game against California Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carol James, center right, wife of former head football coach Don James,  is embraced by their daughter Jill Woodruff as other daughter Jeni Simmons and son Jeff James stand with them and other family members Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, before an NCAA college football game against California in Seattle. James died Sunday, Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Carol James, center right, wife of former head football coach Don James, is embraced by their daughter Jill Woodruff as other daughter Jeni Simmons and son Jeff James stand with them and other family members Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, before an NCAA college football game against California in Seattle. James died Sunday, Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington's Jaydon Mickens catches the ball for a 68-yard touchdown reception against California in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Washington's Jaydon Mickens catches the ball for a 68-yard touchdown reception against California in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 241 and two touchdowns, Keith Price threw a pair of long touchdowns to Jaydon Mickens and Washington snapped a three-game losing streak with a 41-17 thumping of California on Saturday night.

Washington paid tribute to former coach Don James, who died last Sunday at age 80 due to pancreatic cancer by thumping the school James dominated as the Huskies coach. James went 12-2 in his career against California and the current batch of Huskies (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12) honored the former with a flurry of big plays to blow out the Golden Bears.

Price hit Mickens on TDs of 68 and 47 yards, while Sankey's 59-yard touchdown run just before halftime gave the Huskies a 24-7 lead at the break.