BYU’s offense has been rolling up the yards against Washington, but it is the Huskies who own the halftime lead in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco. Washington leads BYU 21-16 at the half in part because of a pair of rushing touchdowns by Bishop Sankey.
Sankey rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, including an 11-yard run to the end zone late in the half to pad the Washington lead from 14-13 to 21-13. Sankey also opened the game’s scoring with another 11-yard run midway through the first quarter.
BYU quarterback Taysom Hill accounted for the only touchdown of the half for the Cougars with a one-yard push in the second quarter to tie the game, but John Ross returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a Washington touchdown to grab the lead right back. BYU kicker Justin Sorensen sent three field goals through the uprights as well. BYU’s offense is having little trouble moving the football but needs to find more drives ending in the end zone if Washington is going to be as efficient with their yardage as they have been so far. The Cougars have piled up close to 300 yards of offense to Washington’s 142 offensive yards.