Washington's Price Finishes Junior Season in Disappointing Fashion
News:Keith Price completed 20-of-39 passing for 242 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions Saturday as Washington fell to Boise State 28-26 in the 2012 Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas.
Analysis:Keith Price earned a second score on the day thanks to a seven run scamper into the end zone just before halftime, but otherwise ended his junior season as the Huskies' starter under center with yet another disappointing performance, this time against an 11-2 Boise State squad in the Maaco Bowl. Price finishes the 2012 season having passed for 2728 yards and 19 touchdowns, but also adding 13 interceptions to his overall totals.
News:Keith Price completed 20-of-34 passing for 194 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Friday as Washington fell to Washington State 31-28 in overtime on the road in Pullman.
Analysis:Keith Price also committed a costly turnover in the fourth quarter of Friday's upset that led to WSU running back Carl Winston's third rushing touchdown for the day. The junior quarterback finishes the 2012 regular season with 2,486 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Washington's Price Rips Through Colorado, Throws 5 TDs
News:Keith Price completed 22-of-29 passing for 248 yards and a career-best five touchdowns Saturday as Washington routed Colorado 38-3 on the road in Boulder.
Analysis:Keith Price put up his best numbers of the season on Saturday, but keep in mind it was against a hapless Colorado Buffaloes squad that is 1-7 in conference play this year. Expect that Price could regress a bit next Friday against Washington State in the annual Apple Cup, but still remain a decent fantasy play.
News:Keith Price completed 24-of-33 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Washington defeated Utah 34-15 on the road in Salt Lake City.
Analysis:Keith Price threw for a season-high 277 yards and finished his first game in seven starts without an interception Saturday, arguably his best performance to this point in the season. Expect the junior passer finds similar success next weekend against Colorado.
Washington's Price Throws TD / INT in Win Over California
News:Keith Price completed 16-of-29 passing for 235 yards, a touchdown and an interception Friday night as Washington defeated California 21-13 on the road in Berkeley.
Analysis:Keith Price now has more interceptions (10) for the season than he does touchdowns (9), this just one year after throwing for 33 scores and 11 interceptions as a sophomore.
Washington's Price Takes Backseat to RB Sankey in Win Over Oregon St.
News:Keith Price completed 18-of-30 passes for 194 yards and an interception Saturday as Washington upset Oregon State 20-17 at home in Seattle.
Analysis:Keith Price struggled greatly against Oregon State's defense Saturday night and has now thrown seven interceptions to just three touchdowns over the span of his last four starts. Tailback Bishop Sankey, who rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, was clearly why Washington pulled off a surprising Week 9 upset of the Beavers at home.
Washington's Price Attempts 52 Throws in Loss to Arizona
News:Keith Price completed 29-of-52 passes for 256 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions Saturday as Washington fell to Arizona 52-17 on the road in Tucson.
Analysis:Keith Price matched Arizona quarterback Matt Scott's 256 passing yards in Saturday's game, but needed 30 more attempts to reach that number. The junior has now thrown more interceptions (six) than touchdowns (three) in his last three starts and continues to struggle against the toughest portion of the Huskies' 2012 conference schedule.
UW's Price Finishes Loss to USC w/ Two TDs, Two INTs
News:Keith Price completed 20-of-28 passing for 198 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions Saturday as Washington fell to Southern California 24-14 at home in Seattle.
Analysis: While Keith Price finished with his best completion percentage in three games and threw his first touchdown in two contests Saturday, the junior quarterback for the Huskies also posted his fifth and sixth interceptions of the year.
Washington's Price Limited to 2 INTs in Loss to Oregon
News:Keith Price completed 19-of-31 passing for 145 yards and two interceptions Saturday as Washington was routed by Oregon 52-21 in Eugene.
Analysis:Keith Price has struggled in Washington's two contests against Pac-12 opponents this year, connecting on just 56 percent of his passes for 322 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Unfortunately, very little fantasy value appears to remain for the junior passer from Compton, CA.
Washington's Price Does Just Enough to Down Stanford
News:Keith Price completed 19-of-37 passing for 177 yards, a touchdown and an interception Thursday night as Washington upset Stanford 17-13 at home in Seattle.
Analysis:Keith Price remained poised enough to lead his team to victory in Thursday game against Stanford, but from a fantasy perspective, contributed very little statistically - something he's done in all but one game to this point in the season. Fantasy owners have to be losing patience with the junior, so subsequently don't be surprised to see Price's name starting to grace waiver wire listings beginning immediately.
Washington's Price Throws Three TDs in Win Over Portland St.
News:Keith Price completed 14-of-19 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Washington defeated Portland State 52-13 at home.
Analysis: Saturday was by far Keith Price's best performance of the season, but, of course, it came against a FCS opponent. The junior quarterback through three starts this season still hasn't recaptured the luster he showed leading Washington's offense last year, and, as such, proves a dangerous start for fantasy owners next week against a Stanford defense that made an absolute mockery of USC's Matt Barkley in Week Three.
News:Keith Price completed 12-of-18 passes for 195 yards and an interception Saturday as Washington was bowled over by LSU 41-3 in Baton Rouge.
Analysis: LSU's defense was just too much for Keith Price, who was also held to negative yardage (-24) on five rushing attempts Saturday by the Tigers. Expect much better things from Washington's quarterback next week against Portland State.
Huskies' QB Price Puts Up Fair Numbers in Washington's Win Over SDSU
News:Keith Price completed 25-of-35 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Washington defeated San Diego State in its 2012 season opener in Seattle.
Analysis:Keith Price's numbers weren't outstanding in Saturday's season opener, but fantasy owners should definitely take solace in the fact Washington's quarterback completed 13 straight passes at one point during the first half.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price looked good as new Saturday, throwing for 291 yards and three scores in the win over Washington State.
Analysis: Price was hot from the outset and hit on 21-of-29 throws in the game. His sprained knee didn't seem to hinder his performance, which for most of the game was nearly flawless.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price has been much more active and energetic in practice this week, according to coach Steve Sarkisian. Price played a little in relief last week, but was able to protect his sprained knee and come through it just fine.
Analysis: Sarkisian said the Price has looked "much more alive" in the legs the last couple of days than he has in a while. That's a good sign for the Huskies as they prepare to battle arch rival Washington State in the Apple Cup.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price was only supposed to be an emergency option against Oregon State. But, with starter Nick Montana struggling and the game getting out of reach in the fourth quarter, Price trotted onto the field. He was 5-of-9 for 76 yards and a score, but also coughed up a costly pick later in the fourth.
Analysis: Price wore a brace on his sprained left knee, but seemed to have decent movement when he entered the game. Perhaps more importantly, he emerged from the loss to Oregon State in good health.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price is getting healthier from a sprained left knee, but will be used only in an emergency role for this week's starter, Nick Montana.
Analysis: Coach Steve Sarkisian said that plan is to let Price heal enough so he'll be ready to go in next week's Apple Cup game against Washington State.
News: Washington freshman quarterback Nick Montana will get his first start Saturday against Oregon State. Coach Steve Sarkisian made the announcement Thursday, confirming that starter Keith Price's sprained knee will keep him out.
Analysis: Montana has had some playing time this season, but this will be a full-fledged baptism of fire in Corvallis. Sarkisian said that Price needed to get healthier before he plays.
News: Washington backup quarterback Nick Montana took the first-team reps during Wednesday's practice. Starter Keith Price is questionable with a sprained left knee and Montana has been getting ready to play.
Analysis: At this point, Price is probably 50-50 to play Saturday against Oregon State. There should be more to the story after Thursday's practice. Montana has played some this season and is preparing to be the guy Saturday.
News: Washington's freshman receive, Kasen Williams continues to be a bigger part of the offense, catching five passes for 44 yards and a score in the loss to USC.
Analysis: Williams has been coming on of late and may be sneaking into the No. 2 slot for the Huskies at this point. The passing game struggled a bit when Keith Price went out, but Williams is being targeted more and more.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price was replaced by Nick Montana early in the fourth quarterback Saturday against USC. Price took a beating in the first half and limped off at one point and had his knee examined on the sidelines. He returned, but had a knee brace on his right knee.
Analysis: No word on what, if anything, may be bothering Price, but as the Trojans were putting this one away, the Huskies starting quarterback was getting beaten on.
News: Washington's highly-touted freshman receiver Kasen Williams offered a glimpse of his potential for the future in the loss to Oregon. Williams led the Huskies with six catches for 79 yards and a score.
Analysis: The Ducks did a good job of taking away Jermaine Kearse (3-24-0), so Williams was able to get into the flow of the offense early and often. He's the next big thing for the Huskies and should team with quarterback Keith Price for a lot of big afternoons over the next few years.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price threw another touchdown pass Saturday, but also struggled plenty, tossing a trio of picks in the win over Arizona.
Analysis: Price may be getting to the point where the grind of the season is starting to take a toll. He took some shots from the Arizona defense and didn't look nearly as unshakable as he has previously.
News: In the aftermath of a 44-point loss at Stanford, Washington quarterback Keith Price said his team will bounce back this weekend against Arizona. Price said he saw tons of emotion and knew on the flight back that the Huskies were going to be fine.
Analysis: Price had a tough time against the Stanford defense, but with the Arizona game in the friendly confines of Husky Stadium -- and the Wildcats seemingly a shell of its former defensive self -- expect Price to have a big game on the rebound.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price is still being bothered by a sprained ankle he suffered early in October. Price and coach Steve Sarkisian said the ankle is less than 100 percent and Price was limping at times in Saturday's game.
Analysis: Price ran smoothly during Monday's practice, so it looks as though it's a matter of keeping bodies off Price's legs. Price is currently tied for second in the nation in touchdown passes.
News: Washington receivers James Johnson and Devin Aguilar continue to be under-the-radar contributors to this pass offense. Johnson (5-61) and Aguilar (6-37) both found their way into the end zone Saturday.
Analysis: Aguilar came into the game as Washington's top receiver, but Johnson is starting to really push. He's becoming a priority target for quarterback Keith Price and has been putting up solid numbers the last four to five weeks.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price has thrown for four touchdowns in the first half of what's shaping up to be a butt-kicking of the Colorado Buffaloes.
Analysis: Price came into the game second in the nation in touchdown passes (17), so his first half total gives him an impressive 21 overall. It will be interesting to see how much more he plays in the game, though we'd expect to see him in the third quarter for a series or two.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price appears to have benefited from the bye week. Coach Steve Sarkisian shut his star quarterback down last week to help him heal from two sprained knees and a sprained ankle.
Analysis: Sarkisian said Price moved about as well as he has in a month during Monday's practice. The sprained knees appear to no longer be an issue, though the ankle is still a bit of an issue. Price, though, says it won't be an issue by game time.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price enters the bye week as one of the Pac-12's most productive quarterbacks -- and with a nice laundry list of injuries he'd like to get healed.
Analysis: Price has suffered sprains to both knees this season and suffered a sprained ankle in last week's win at Utah. Coach Steve Sarkisian said that the bye week is coming at a good time because the Huskies are banged up -- particularly their quarterback.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price was hobbling noticeably on his sprained left knee in Saturday's win over Utah, but still put up decent stats. After the game, the verdict was the Price was all right, but the knee is not near 100 percent.
Analysis: Remember, Price sprained his right knee to open the season, then added a sprained left knee a couple weeks later. At this point, with a brace in place, Price is considered good-to-go as nothing seemed to get worse.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price leads the Pac-12, and is tied for the national lead, with 14 touchdown passes. No other Pac-12 quarterbacks have more than 10.
Analysis: Let's face it, no one saw this coming from Price. The hope was that he'd simply be a nice fill-in for Jake Locker -- manage the game and not make mistakes. Instead, he's become a huge playmaker and one of the Pac-12's better quarterbacks.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price said that his sprained knees are getting better and that he came through Saturday's game with no setbacks.
Analysis: Price continues to play beyond his maturity level. His two sprained knees were cause for concern, but he moved well Saturday and appears to be healing just fine.
News: Quarterback Brock Osweiler demonstrated accuracy, velocity and a big play ability in Arizona State's demolition of USC Saturday night. Osweiler hit on 25-of-32 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
Analysis: Osweiler and Washington's Keith Price may be the unsung quarterbacking stars of the Pac-12 so far this season. While it won't all be wine and roses for Arizona State's starting quarterback, Osweiler has demonstrated an ability to be productive on the big stage. He's got some big games in his future.
News: Though just a true freshman, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is making quite a mark. The youngster had a pair of touchdown catches Saturday against California. In all, he had four catches for 54 yards.
Analysis: Still kind of secret in tight end circles, Seferian-Jenkins continues to be a guy that quarterback Keith Price is looking to more -- and the coaches are calling plays for more. The tight end screen they ran for his second score was a perfect example. He's an athletic big man with good speed and soft hands.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price keeps rolling. The first-year starter threw three more touchdown passes against California, rolling up 292 yards on 19-of-25 passing.
Analysis: Price came into the game tied for the national lead in TD passes and certainly didn't hurt his rate in this game. Price has matured considerably since the start of the season and, despite playing with two knees that have been sprained this season, looked like a seasoned veteran in the win. He's one to keep an eye on the rest of the way.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price is dealing with the effects of two sprained knees -- the right knee in the season-opener and the left in last week's game against Nebraska. While the right knee is feeling pretty good, Price admitted this week that the left knee is about 50 percent heading into the weekend.
Analysis: Despite playing on two sub-par pins, Price is off to a tremendous start as Washington's starter with 11 touchdown passes, tied for most in the nation. Any question about whether he was a good replacement for Jake Locker should be answered by now and expect him to be very effective against California.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price's knee is still on the mend, and, though he did a lot of work in Wednesday's practice, onlookers and coach Steve Sarkisian can tell he's working hard to make it look like he's hardly working.
Analysis: Sarkisian said Price looked better today than he did a week ago, but it was interesting that backup Nick Montana took more than a few snaps with the first offense. Price had said he felt his knee was about 40 to 50 percent, so it would not be a total shock to see Montana get some game reps this week if Price falters.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price says that his right knee should be 100 percent this week against Cal. Unfortunately though, Price sprained his left knee against Nebraska and will likely be wearing a protective brace against the Bears
Analysis: Price has been hot this year with 11 touchdowns through the first three games, but it sounds like he'll be working on two gimpy knees against Cal.
News: While fellow receiver James Johnson was having a big fourth quarter, Washington's top receiver Jermaine Kearse wasn't doing too badly himself. Kearse caught five passes for 69 yards and two first-half scores.
Analysis: As quarterback Keith Price develops, he's finding Kearse on a consistent basis -- and that's a good thing. Kearse continues to be one of the top receivers in the West, which is saying something given the wealth of receiving talent that area encompasses.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price took a big step forward, throwing for four scores in the home win over Hawaii. Price threw for 315 yards on the day and was intercepted but once.
Analysis: Price demonstrated a much-improved throwing ability from the season's opening weekend, picking apart an admittedly weak Hawaii secondary. Regardless, he was accurate (18-of-25) and poised even as Hawaii mounted a comeback.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price was a full participant in practice Wednesday after being limited Monday and Tuesday. Price has a bruised knee, and has been fitted with a special brace that will allow him more mobility.
Analysis: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said that Price "looks fine" and that he's good to go for Saturday's game.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price will play Saturday after suffering a sprained knee against Eastern Washington. Price stayed in the game with a brace, but coach Steve Sarkisian admitted he got conservative in his play-calling after the injury.
Analysis: Price will be fitted with a better brace and that will allow him to be more mobile heading into Saturday's game with Hawaii.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price suffered a leg injury in the first half of Saturday's opener. Early in the second quarter, Price scrambled and was taken down hard. He came up grabbing his leg. He gutted it out for the rest of the half, but had a leg brace on for the second half and was definitely much more timid and reluctant to put weight on the leg.
Analysis: Price had a good start to his Husky quarterback career with three touchdown passes, but part of his skill set is the ability to run and be elusive. Price finished the game, but he certainly had something wrong with the leg. Keep an eye on this one moving forward.
News: Washington starting quarterback Keith Price won't have to look over his shoulder for Nick Montana. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian responded to questions about Montana being rotated with Price with a firm "no."
Analysis: Sarkisian has backed Price vehemently the last two weeks, saying the new starter has done everything he could do. He went so far as to say there are no plans to get Montana a series or two in the middle of the game. Price, it appears, is going to get to grow into the job.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price has made huge strides in his first season as a starter, said coach Steve Sarkisian, who added that the offense won't look much different than last year's under Jake Locker.
Analysis: Sarkisian pointed to Price's mental preparation, his increased command of the offense and the nuances of the audible system, as well as his field awareness. The coach compared Price to Charlie Ward, the former FSU quarterback.
News: Washington receiver Jermaine Kearse had a terrific 2010, but he notes that 11 dropped catchable passes were a negative he's working to put in the rearview mirror. Kearse said that creating consistency has been his main emphasis this fall.
Analysis: Kearse had 64 catches and more than 1,000 yards a season ago, but wants to eliminate the drops and miscues this season. With new quarterback Keith Price looking for help, Kearse wants to be the guy he looks to for making plays.
News: Washington quarterback Keith Price said his biggest accomplishment this fall camp has been mastering the playbook. Price, the Huskies starter, said he finally feels he knows the ins and outs of the offense and is playing the position much faster than a year ago.
Analysis: Price will get a chance to ease into the action with a Sept. 3 opener against Eastern Washington. Price has taken a big step forward this fall and, surrounded by a very good array of offensive weapons, could be a very sneaky-good Pac-12 quarterback this season.
News: Washington starting quarterback Keith Price had a good day Wednesday, hitting on most of his passes, including a 70-yard scoring strike to freshman receiver Kasen Williams.
Analysis: Price has definitely improved throughout camp and seems to have settled in as the starter, although Nick Montana is still making plays as well. His throw to Williams split the defense and was right on target.
News: During Monday's live work, Washington freshman tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins made a one-handed grab, then outran the secondary for a 75-yard scoring play. The pass was a dart from quarterback Keith Price and that ASJ snagged with his left hand, then demonstrated speed that belies his 6-6, 258-pound size.
Analysis: Seferian-Jenkins seems to be making plays every practice. He's certainly talented and has the ability to make short passes into big gains. He's a sleeper tight end who could be a huge asset to young quarterback Keith Price. He's been a playmaker since the start of practice.
News: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said the quarterback reps will be two-thirds for presumed starter Keith Price and one-third for challenger Nick Montana with the first unit. He added that there will be days when one or the other gets more than that.
Analysis: Sarkisian said that Montana still has a chance to win the starting job, though Price is the No. 1 right now. Sarkisian said Montana would get opportunities and that if he played really well, the chance is still there. Obviously, Sarkisian wants Price to stay sharp, but this battle may linger a while longer.
News: Washington QB Keith Price won't be called on to shoulder nearly the load former star Jake Locker did. Coach Steve Sarkisian said that Price offers an exciting element to the position, he won't have to shoulder the load.
Analysis: Price is an interesting prospect, but until he proves he can put quality up week after week, the Huskies will heavily lean on RB Chris Polk and WRs Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar. Price will get some support as he develops.
News: Chris Polk told reporters at the Pac-12 media day that he needs to accept his leadership role for the Washington Huskies. One of the best running backs in the Pac-12, Polk said he can't simply stand in the back of the room and be quiet anymore.
Analysis: Polk will probably be called on even more now that QB Jake Locker has departed. Expect him to touch the ball more as Washington breaks in Keith Price at quarterback. And that's a good thing -- Polk touching the ball more.
News: In a radio interview today, Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said the first three games of the season will be used to sort out Keith Price as a quarterback.
Analysis: There you have it, Price gets a three game audition to keep the job or perhaps start looking over his shoulder. In one sense, it's a good thing that he knows he's got a three-game buffer. The bad, of course, comes if he doesn't play well early. Then the pressure mounts.
News: Price has been named Washington's starting quarterback over Nick Montana, Sports Illustrated reports.
Analysis: Price may not have a firm hold on the starting job as Washington tries to replace Jake Locker.
News: Head coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters following Saturday's spring game for the University of Washington that Price "threw the ball down the field well," "showed some real pocket presence," and showed a strong "ability to create with his feet and allow plays to develop even longer," The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Sarkiaian hasn't said much about which way he might go in replacing the now-departed Jake Locker under center - either Price or redshirt freshman Nick Montana - but that that he took the time to speak at length of the former, who finished 15-of-23 for 161 yards passing and two touchdowns in Saturday's spring game, seems to suggest Price may have a slight edge heading into fall.
UW's Price Holds Own In Place Of Locker In Oregon Game
News: Price completed 14-of-28 passing for 127 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Washington fell to Oregon 53-16 on the road in Eugene.
Analysis: Price, a redshirt freshman, did fairly well in what amounted to his first career start for the Huskies - played in one of the noisiest venues in college football, Autzen Stadium -, and told the Associated Press following the loss, "I think I played OK. There were a lot of balls I normally make that I didn't make. That was me being too anxious and excited. I needed to settle down a bit."
News: Price will start Saturday's game against Oregon, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Price will get the start in place of the injured Jake Locker (ribs). Price will make his first career start on the road against the top team in the nation, so do not expect him to produce enough to warrant a start this week.
Washington's Price Sees Action In Shut Out Loss To Stanford
News: Price hit two-of-three passes for 24 yards Saturday as Washington was shut out by Stanford 41-0 at home in Seattle.
Analysis: Price's 24 yards passing equaled more than a third of the yardage produced by Jake Locker in the span of more than three-and-a-half quarters playing time against Stanford. It will be interesting to see if the freshman quarterback begins seeing increased playing time heading into the latter part of UW's 2010 season, especially given that Locker, a senior, only seems to be struggling more and more in his final few games with the Huskies.
Washington's Price A Perfect One-Of-One And TD Passing In Week Five Win Over USC
News: Price connected with Chris Izbicki for a one-yard touchdown on his only passing attempt of the night Saturday as Washington defeated USC 32-31 on the road in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Price came into the game in relief of starting quarterback Jake Locker for just one play (Locker took a shot to the head and had the breath knocked out of him early in the fourth quarter), but made it count, giving Washington a 29-28 lead over USC with 13:52 left to play in Saturday's contest.