UW's junior defensive end got 2½ sacks last week in his return from two knee reconstructions. As he's changed his name from Jamora and become an Academic All-America candidate, it's all been to honor mom and his proud heritage.
Back from a bruised shoulder and a Saturday spent watching the blowout of Idaho State, the Huskies' middle linebacker and co-captain says "We know how to be average. That's what we are trying to avoid."
The No. 16 Huskies (3-0) have gained 500 yards in three consecutive games for the first time in 124 years of football.
Eight different Huskies score the eight touchdowns. Keith Price accounts for four and plays only the first 23 minutes. And two TDs get called back by two of UW's 16 flags as 17th-ranked Washington moves to 3-0 for the first time since 2001.
The reason the Huskies are ranked 17th and seeking their first 3-0 start since 2001 Saturday beginning at noon against Idaho State (2-0) is their rebounding offensive line. UW's blockers will decide this game, too.
Senior middle linebacker Thomas Tutogi is renowned for his preparation behind co-captain John Timu. Now that Timu is injured, Tutogi gets his chance to put his studying and his technology to use.
Bishop Sankey leads the nation with 184.5 yards per game. In just 15 games, he's ranked among the top rushers in 124 years of Husky football. Yet he remains mostly anonymous and unknown -- just the way he likes it.
The 17th-ranked Huskies' resurgent, versatile defensive line doesn't just have cartoonish-sized big men. It has cartoon nicknames for the special packages it deploys, depending on the opponent.
A lively, growling Monday practice shows the 17th-ranked Huskies aren't content over their 2-0 start, or that they are focused on going to 3-0 for the first time since 2001. They want to dial in on ways to improve.
Bishop Sankey bulls for career-high 209 yards rushing in front of family from Ohio, Keith Price has another 300-yard passing day, and UW overcomes a dozen flags and two lost fumbles to improve to 2-0.
Coach Steve Sarkisian's 2013 mantra of "Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone" applies to the Huskies' first road trip of the season, for Saturday's game at Illinois.
Seventy-eight Huskies players have the Windy City's streets buzzing, then the team holds a walkthrough practice inside the city's landmark Grant Park. "This is cool."