Washington coach Steve Sarkisian looks like a genius for retooling his offense in the offseason to a more up-tempo style that will fit well in the Pac-12 after dominating No. 19 Boise State in the season opener.
The 38-6 cakewalk was a nice way for the Huskies to christen the new $280 million Husky Stadium, and it's a solid start for Sarkisian who just hasn't been able to make a jump up in the Pac-12 north and contend with Oregon and Stanford.
Maybe the Huskies are finally ready to make that move.
Boise State is usually the team making opponents from BCS conferences look bad early in the season but the Broncos seemed hopelessly outmatched this time. Perhaps most impressive about the Huskies win was the fact they trounced a good team with All-American tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins being suspended from the game.
The new-look Washington offense rolled up 592 total yards and challenged the Broncos to keep fresh defenders on the field, particularly in the second half. Senior quarterback Keith Price tied Washington's career leader in touchdown passes, throwing two in the game to reach 55 in his career.
It was a night Boise State would like to forget. It marked the first time the Broncos offense was held without a touchdown since being shut out at Washington State in 1997. It was worst loss since losing at Georgia in the first game of the 2005 season, the last under former coach Dan Hawkins.