3 Up, 3 Down: UW 20, Oregon State 17

SEATTLE -- A look at positives and negatives from Washington’s 20-17 win over No. 7 Oregon State at CenturyLink Field.


1. Bishop Sankey: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said his program needed to “instill our will” early in the game. To do that, the Huskies got the ball to Sankey early and often. The sophomore finished with 92 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries.

2. Sean Parker: The safety played his best game of the season, setting a physical tone for Washington’s defense. The junior picked off a pass in the end zone in the second quarter. Then he knocked Markus Wheaton out of the game with a hard hit that produced a Justin Glenn interception. He broke up three passes and finished with three tackles.

3. John Timu/Marcus Peters: A case could be made for either player at this spot. Both players picked off passes in the fourth quarter that should have produced points. Timu had a touchdown called back and Peters’ pick led to a 1-yard touchdown run from Sankey. Timu had six tackles and broke up a pair of passes, while Peters had three tackles and three pass break ups.


1. Danny Shelton: For all of the things Shelton does well, he was hit with a personal foul on Timu’s interception return that resulted in a touchdown being called back. Many will argue the penalty shouldn’t have been called, but there was no reason for Shelton to even attempt to deliver the block, considering he was trailing the play.

2. Point production: Washington will certainly take the win, but the Huskies have yet to get untracked on offense. The program is still waiting to surpass the 21-point mark against an FBS opponent.

3. Third quarter defense: After holding Oregon State to 110 yards of total offense in the first half, the Huskies allowed 195 yards in the third quarter, including a 54-yard touchdown pass from Sean Mannion to Brandin Cooks on a bubble screen. Washington had played the screen well all night, but Parker was forced to leave the field to get his ankle retaped and Sarkisian said there was miscommunication between cornerback Desmond Trufant and safety Will Shamburger.