(Saturday, September 10th)
Final Score:Washington 40, Hawaii 32
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Sophomore Keith Price delivered a stellar performance completing 18-of-25 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns, as the Washington Huskies defeated Hawaii, 40-32, on their way to their second win of the season.
Washington (2-0) received strong contributions from Chris Polk, who gained 109 yards on the ground on 22 carries with a touchdown, and Devin Aguilar, who racked up 131 yards receiving and a score.
Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz completed 31-of-45 passes for 333 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Jeremiah Ostrowski caught 11 passes for 87 yards and a score white Royce Pollard caught eight passes for 128 yards.
It only took Washington three plays to get on the scoreboard. Just over a minute into the contest, Polk rushed for a two-yard touchdown to give Washington an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown was set up by 30 and 47-yard passes by Keith Price to Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Hawaii (1-1) struggled as its first drive was sabotaged by a Royce Pallard fumble that was recovered deep in Washington territory by Gregory Ducre.
Washington marched down the field on an 11-play, 95-yard drive that concluded with a 10-yard touchdown reception by Jermaine Kearse to make it 14-0.
After stopping Hawaii at midfield on their ensuing drive, the Huskies wasted no time extending their lead. Price connected with Kearse for the second time, this one from 20-yards out on a drive that took less than two minutes.
Hawaii began its fight back in the second quarter as Sterling Jackson punched it in from the one-yard line to make the score 21-7.
Washington was heading for another score deep in Warrior territory yet again, but senior safety Richard Torres made things interesting as he intercepted Price and returned it 99 yards for a defensive score to cut the Huskies' lead to seven.
Price recovered from the interception quickly marching his offense down the field before throwing to Devin Aguilar for a 31-yard touchdown to make the Washington lead 28-14.
Hawaii came out of halftime charging. The Warriors put together a 14-play, 73-yard drive, capped off by Moniz's quarterback keeper. The extra point was blocked by the Washington special teams to keep the Huskies lead at eight.
Washington's offense responded to Hawaii on the next possession, as the Huskies put together a 49-yard drive that resulted in a 36-yard Erik Folk field goal to make the Washington lead 31-20.
Hawaii put together a late third-quarter drive that crept into the final frame. Jackson scored his second rushing touchdown to open the fourth quarter of play. Washington was able to stifle Hawaii's two-point conversion attempt to retain a five-point lead.
Aided by a late hit penalty, Washington quickly moved down the field into Colorado territory. Price completed a 14-yard strike to Seferian-Jenkins to extend the Huskies lead to 38-26.
Late in the fourth quarter, Moniz brought Hawaii back to within one possession with a eight-yard pass to Jeremiah Ostrowski to bring the Warriors within six. Following the score, a blocked PAT attempt returned by UW's Desmond Trufant made the score 40-32 with under two minutes remaining.
Hawaii's onside kick was unsuccessful and Washington was able to run out the clock to preserve the victory.
09/10 21:25:34 ET