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                    === Sankey, Washington run past BYU ===
 
 San  Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bishop Sankey rushed for 96 yards and
 two touchdowns on 21 carries to lead Washington to a 31-16 triumph over BYU on
 Friday in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park.
 
 Keith  Price  completed 16-of-21 passes for  112 yards and a touchdown with an
 interception  for the  Huskies (9-4),  who  also received  a 100-yard  kickoff
 return touchdown from John Ross.
 
 "Bishop's  done a great  job of carrying us all season," Price said of Sankey.
 "He's a workhorse."
 
 Washington, which secured its first nine-win season since 2000, was coached by
 quarterbacks  coach Marques Tuiasosopo after former bench boss Steve Sarkisian
 jetted  to  USC. The school  replaced Sarkisian  with former Boise State coach
 Chris Petersen, but decided to go with Tuiasosopo for the bowl game.
 
 Taysom Hill did just about everything for BYU (8-5), rushing for 143 yards and
 a  score on 29  carries while completing 22-of-40 passes for 274 yards with an
 interception.
 
 Cody  Hoffman hauled  in a game-high 12  passes for 167 yards for the Cougars,
 who  have  appeared in a  bowl in each of  head coach Bronco Mendenhall's nine
 seasons on the sidelines.
 
 "I  told my team  I was proud of them," Mendenhall said. "I like how hard they
 played."
 
 Sankey  got the Huskies on the board on their first touch of the game, capping
 a  12-play, 71-yard  trek with an 11-yard  touchdown run off the right edge to
 make it 7-0 just over six minutes into the game.
 
 Sankey  was stuffed for  a 9-yard loss on 4th-and-1 from the BYU 3 late in the
 opening  frame, and  Hill led the Cougars  down the length of the field on the
 team's ensuing touch to tie the tilt.
 
 Hoffman  had three catches  on the march, including a 22-yard grab down to the
 Washington  13. Three  plays later, Hill surged  into the end zone from a yard
 out to bring BYU even.
 
 However,  Ross broke free down the right sideline and outran everyone en route
 to a 100-yard kickoff return TD that made it 14-7 Washington.
 
 Justin  Sorensen  sandwiched a pair of  field goals around a Washington three-
 and-out  to get  the Cougars  within 14-13,  but following  a 47-yard  kickoff
 return  from Jesse  Callier, Sankey scored from 11 yards out to put Washington
 on top, 21-13, with 2:36 left in the half.
 
 Sorensen's 32-yard kick sent BYU into the break facing a five-point deficit.
 
 Washington extended the lead on its opening touch of the second half, as Price
 broke  free for  20 yards on 3rd-and-8  from the BYU 49 before capping the 10-
 play series with a 16-yard scoring strike to Austin Seferian-Jenkins that made
 it 28-16 with 11:12 left in the third.
 
 Robertson  Daniel picked  off a  Price pass  late in  the quarter  to set  the
 Cougars up at the Washington 26, but Sorensen missed a 44-yard try to keep the
 difference at 12.
 
 Travis  Coons kicked  a 45-yard field goal midway through the fourth to extend
 Washington's  lead and  John  Timu's  interception of  Hill  with under  three
 minutes left all but sealed the outcome.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Ross'  100-yard  kickoff return TD  was the  second in Washington history. The
 other  was  by Paul Arnold  in 1999 against Air  Force ... Washington made its
 fourth  straight bowl appearance ... BYU racked up 28 first downs, compared to
 19  for Washington ...  The Cougars compiled 473 yards of offense and held the
 Huskies to 316 yards.
 
 
 12/28 02:00:38 ET

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