SEATTLE — Keith Price threw three first-half touchdowns, Washington returned a blocked field goal and interception for touchdowns, and the Huskies shook off their Bayou beat down of a week ago with a 52-13 rout of FCS Portland State on Saturday afternoon.
Price tossed touchdowns of 20, 3 and 16 yards, while Tre Watson returned a blocked field goal 79 yards for a score, and Marcus Peters returned an interception 21 yards to score as Washington built a 45-0 lead at halftime. The 45 points tied the Huskies school record for most points scored in any half, last accomplished in 1999 against Oregon State.
That wasn't quite good enough for Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian, who berated his team on the sideline for at least one minute as they all knelt before heading to the locker room at halftime. Sarkisian, who was upset with sloppy penalties, spiked his visor before leading Washington off the field.