Austin Seferian-Jenkins hauled in a touchdown pass for
Washington (9-4), which finished with nine wins for the first
time since interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo led the Huskies to
an 11-1 record as the starting quarterback in 2000. Former Boise
State coach Chris Petersen will assume control of the program
from Tuiasosopo, who filled the void left behind by Steve
Sarkisian after he departed for USC.
Taysom Hill threw for 288 yards and ran for another 143 for BYU
(8-5), which saw its school-record four-game bowl winning streak
snapped and lost to the Washington for the first time in the
last four meetings. Cody Hoffman recorded a season highs in
catches (12) and receiving yards (167) to lead the Cougars'
Sankey – the nation's third-leading rusher – finished off the
Huskies' opening drive for the only score of the first quarter
before Hill responded with a 1-yard run during the second
quarter, which saw the two schools combine for 30 points. John
Ross returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a score, giving
Washington a lead it would not relinquish.
Justin Sorensen drilled a pair of field goals to cut BYU's
deficit to 14-13 and added a third second-quarter field goal as
time expired in the first half after Sankey scored for the
second time with 2:36 left before intermission. However, the
Cougars could not sustain a drive in the second half – after
stringing together four of at least 10 plays to close the first
half – after Keith Price connected with Seferian-Jenkins on a
16-yard TD early in the third quarter.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Price, who went 16-of-21 for a season-low 112
yards in his final college game, was replaced by Cyler Miles
after leaving the game with a rib injury prior to the start of
the fourth quarter and did not return. … BYU fell to 6-3 in bowl
games under Bronco Mendenhall. … The Cougars outgained the
Huskies 473-316, but did not help themselves by going 7-for-20
on third down.
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