Washington 34, Illinois 24

Date - Saturday, September 14, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - Soldier Field
Attendance - 47312

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 0 10 21 3 34
Illinois 0 3 14 7 24

Recap


No. 23 Washington 34, Illinois 24: Keith Price was 28-of-35 passing for 342 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskies defeated the Fighting Illini at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Bishop Sankey accounted for 271 yards – a career-high 208 rushing and 63 more on three receptions – and scored twice as Washington (2-0) rolled up 615 total yards. Jesse Callier added a 39-yard scoring run and Jaydon Mickens had a 9-yard scoring reception.

Illinois (2-1) trailed 10-3 at halftime before Washington accumulated 21 points in the third quarter. Sankey’s 1-yard scoring run started the splurge, with Callier scampering for a touchdown with 6:14 left and Price hitting Mickens to make it 31-10 with 3:32 remaining.

Nathan Scheelhaase tossed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Lankford 16 seconds later to pull the Illini within 14 points and Aaron Bailey added a 10-yard run with 9:10 left in the game for Illinois. Travis Coons booted a 32-yard field goal with 4:44 to play to push Washington’s margin to 10.

After a scoreless opening stanza, Price hit Sankey on a 31-yard scoring play with 11:09 left in the first half. Taylor Zalewski got Illinois on the board with a 40-yard field goal with 8:27 to go before Coons drilled a 23-yard kick 28 seconds before halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington All-American TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins had three receptions for eight yards in his first action of the season. He was suspended for the season opener against Boise State due to an offseason DUI charge. … The contest marked the second time Illinois has ever played at Soldier Field. The first occasion was a 10-9 loss to Washington State in 1994. … Huskies WR Kevin Smith caught five passes for 104 yards, while Lankford (three catches) had an even 100 yards for the Illini.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 11:09
Washington   TD  Illinois 0 - Washington 7
2nd Quarter - 8:27
Illinois   FG  Illinois 3 - Washington 7
2nd Quarter - 0:28
Washington   FG  Illinois 3 - Washington 10
3rd Quarter - 13:02
Washington   TD  Illinois 3 - Washington 17
3rd Quarter - 9:14
Illinois   TD  Illinois 10 - Washington 17
3rd Quarter - 6:14
Washington   TD  Illinois 10 - Washington 24
3rd Quarter - 3:32
Washington   TD  Illinois 10 - Washington 31
3rd Quarter - 3:16
Illinois   TD  Illinois 17 - Washington 31
4th Quarter - 9:10
Illinois   TD  Illinois 24 - Washington 31
4th Quarter - 4:44
Washington   FG  Illinois 24 - Washington 34
TEAMS

Team Records

  Washington Illinois
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Washington Illinois
Score 34 24
First Downs 30 17
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-16
62%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 615 327
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 50-273 36-136
Average/Rush 5.5 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 28-35 10-26
Passing Yards 342 191
Average/Pass Play 9.2 6.4
Penalties-Yards 12-104 6-65
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 31:36 28:24

PLAYER STATS

Washington (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Price 28/35 342 2 0
Illinois (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Scheelhaase 9/25 156 1 1
M. Osei 1/1 35 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Sankey 35 208 5.9 1
J. Callier 6 66 11.0 1
J. Ross 1 7 7.0 0
D. Washington 2 2 1.0 0
J. Mickens 1 1 1.0 0
K. Price 4 -9 -2.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Young 13 58 4.5 0
J. Ferguson 4 29 7.2 0
N. Scheelhaase 12 21 1.8 1
J. Davis 4 12 3.0 0
A. Bailey 1 10 10.0 1
R. Lankford 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Smith 5 104 20.8 0
B. Sankey 3 63 21.0 1
K. Williams 4 58 14.5 0
J. Mickens 8 51 6.4 1
J. Callier 2 30 15.0 0
D. Campbell 1 15 15.0 0
J. Perkins 1 9 9.0 0
A. Seferian-Jenkins 3 8 2.7 0
J. Ross 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Lankford 3 100 33.3 1
M. LaCosse 1 35 35.0 0
J. Ferguson 1 27 27.0 0
M. Barr 1 11 11.0 0
S. Harris 2 10 5.0 0
J. Davis 1 8 8.0 0
D. Young 1 0 0.0 0