Bishop Sankey Helps Washington Run Past Washington State, 27-17

Munchak: Titans hope Washington answer at returner

Keith Price started the final home game of his college career two weeks after suffering a shoulder injury against UCLA . Price and the Huskies offense slumped in the first half with two turnovers a Price fumble and interception leading to 10 points for Washington State. Price threw for 181 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the Huskies first drive of the second half to tie the score, 10-10. His two-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes 8 seconds left clinched the victory. It's the first eight-victory season for Washington (8-4 overall, 5-4 in Pac-12 Conference) since 2001. Washington State (6-6, 4-5) has the potential of being bowl bound as well. The 106th version of the rivalry between the schools marked the first time in the last decade that each school went into the game bowl eligible. The Cougars have not played in a bowl game since 2003. visit,0,1328948.story

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The Titans signed two-time Pro Bowl returner Leon Washington on Tuesday. By Wednesday, he was busy catching kicks and punts as Tennessee prepares for a visit to Indianapolis. Tennessee is trying to make a push for the franchise's first playoff berth since 2008. ''He brings a lot of confidence to the team in general,'' coach Mike Munchak said. ''I think when you bring a guy that's been a Pro Bowler at the position and is as professional as he is, just watching him today his attitude toward it, how he approaches his job, his confidence you see why he was good at what he did for so many years. That's exactly what we needed.'' Washington's predecessors in Tennessee have struggled so much that simply catching the ball will be an upgrade. Darius Reynaud cost Tennessee a safety on the first kickoff return of the season and also muffed a punt return before being cut. Devon Wylie was cut Tuesday after bobbling a punt in last week's 23-19 win at Oakland, even though he covered the ball up. visit

Bishop Sankey, the Huskies' all-world running back was primarily responsible for Washington's 17 unanswered points. In just the third quarter, Sankey had 80 yards rushing and a touchdown. Austin Seferian-Jenkins did make a very athletic touchdown catch in the third, but even that was set up by an 18-yard run from Sankey. On defense, the Huskies started to consistently pressure Halliday, and it curtailed a Cougars offense that had looked promising in the second quarter. A Good and Bad Halliday The junior quarterback started to get comfortable again in the fourth quarter. He threw two nice touchdown passes to Dom Williams. The second one was a five-yard touchdown pass on a fade route. The score brought the tally to 20-17, still in favor of the Huskies. The Cougars came up with a big stop on the Huskies' next possession. Washington State had a shot to take the lead in the final seven minutes, but Halliday threw a pass grossly behind his receiver and it was picked off by Gregory Ducre. With a chance to end the drama, Sankey and the offensive line crushed the Cougars' hopes of a comeback. The junior from Spokane gashed Washington State's defense on the definitive drive. His presence helped set up Price's waltz into the end zone to put the game out of reach with 2:08 left in the game. visit

Lacy's 16 helps Washington State end 3 game losing streak with a 69-54 win over Purdue

29, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)The Associated Press Purdue guard Ronnie Johnson, center, drives between Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu, left, and Royce Woolridge (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Old Spice Classic tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)The Associated Press Next Slide Previous Slide LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. DaVonte Lacy scored 16 points and Washington State beat Purdue 69-54 in the Old Spice Classic consolation round on Friday. The Cougars (3-3) also got 13 points from both Jordan Railey and Royce Woolridge in stopping a three-game losing streak. Terone Johnson had 16 points for Purdue (5-2), which was coming off a 97-87 loss Thursday to No. visit