Sankey, OL, Apple Cup, Coach Pete

Husky Stadium. Behind the running of Bishop Sankey and a stout defense, the Washington Huskies were victorious in the 106th Apple Cup, beating the Washington State Cougars 27-17. (The photo of Coach Chris Peterson, left, was purchased from the Idaho Statesman).

With his 200-yard game against the Cougars, Sankey has amassed 1,775 yards this season, 80 more than Corey Dillon’s record set in 1996. Sankey also posted his 35th career rushing touchdown, one more than Napoleon Kaufman’s old mark.

It’s a great honor,” Sankey was quoted as saying. “I couldn’t have done it without my coaches this year, and also my linemen: Micah (Hatchie), Dexter (Charles), (Mike) Criste, Ben Riva, (Colin) Tanigawa. All those guys, I couldn’t have done it without them.'

The Dawgs finished the season third in the conference in offensive-line efficiency. (See Table 1 below).

Reference Greg Bell's Apple Cup story at gohuskies.com.

Cougar jokes permeated the net in the week leading up to Apple cup, as in:

  • What do Washington and Washington State grads have in common? They both applied for admission at Washington.


  • How do you get to Pullman from Seattle? You drive east until you smell it. Then drive south until you step in it.

Coach Chris Peterson's impressive record at Boise State, along with his sincerity, humbleness, and presence, speak volumes about his ability and character. Call him a WYSIWYG coach (What You See Is What You Get).

Even perennial Husky haters are overwhelmed by him. My Facebook friend Jim Moore writes, "The worst part about Chris Petersen? He's too damn impressive." See Moore's article, "Rooting against UW's Chris Petersen won't be easy." Now that's an endorsement!

The QB efficiency ratings for the Apple Cup follow:

QB School PA C YDS I TD Eff. Rate
Keith Price UW 20 15 181 1 1 157.52
Conner Halliday WSU 59 32 282 2 2 98.79

UW dominated the offensive line of scrimmage, 357.52 to 173.79, i.e.,

OLE = PEO + YPC * X - OLPY

Where PEO = pass-efficiency offense; YPC = yards per carry; x = normalizing number; OLPY = offensive line penalty yards

UW Oline efficiency = 157.52 + 4.2*50 -10 = 357.52

WSU Oline efficiency = 98.79 + 1.9*50 -20 = 173.79

Table 1. Pac-12 OL efficiency ratings, as of 12 Dcember 2013;

Team   Passing YPC P Yds   OLE   Record
Oregon   165 6.3 68.80   473.27   10-2
Stanford   154.3 5 43.50   389.95   11-2
Washington   153 5.1 75.70   383.02   8-4
Arizona   121.6 5.3 37.90   374.09   7-5
UCLA   154.6 4.5 73.30   355.41   9-3
USC   140.1 4.6 54.60   352.08   9-4
Arizona State   143.1 4.3 29.20   348.46   10-3
Utah   121.9 4.1 45.20   311.98   5-7
Oregon State   146.6 3.2 49.00   290.43   6-6
California   120 3.5 67.60   272.69   1-11
Washington State   122.3 3.1 46.50   261.96   6-6
Colorado   127.8 3.4 38.40   259.40   4-8

 

Team 1 2 3 4 Total

WSU

0 10 0 7 17

Washington

3 0 17 7 27

 

Categories

WSU

UW

1. Ball Control                                                                                 

Time of Poss.

31:03 28:57

3rd-down conversions

4 of 16 6 of 15

4th-down conversions

1 of 2 0 of 0

First downs

25 21

Total offensive plays

82 73

2. Blocking and Tackling

Rushing Offense

44 224

Passing Offense

282 181

Pass Eff Offense

98.79 157.52
OL Efficiency 173.79 357.52

Total Offense

326 405

Sacks By

2-13 5-44

3. Mistakes

Penalties

5-49 7-72

Turnovers

2 2

4. Field Position

Kickoff Returns

5-97-0 2-36-0

Punt Returns

2-2-0 1-1-0

Punting average per punt

32.7 34.5

Average Yards Per Kickoff

63.5 60.8

Net Yards Per Kickoff

42.0 40.5

Kickoff touchbacks

2 1

5. Scoreboard, Baby

Field Goals

1-1 2-2

Redzone Offense

2-2 3-3

Points For

17 27

 

 

Richard Linde can be reached at malamute@4malamute.com

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