SEATTLE -- Keith Price threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to become the school's all-time leader, and Washington returned to renovated Husky Stadium with a stunning 38-6 blowout of No. 19 Boise State on Saturday, the worst loss in Chris Petersen's tenure as the Broncos head coach.
Price was intercepted on his first pass in the Huskies newly renovated home on the shores of Lake Washington. And he was nearly perfect from there, the first step in putting a disappointing 2012 season in the past.
Price completed 23 of 31 passes for 324 yards. He found Kasen Williams on a 19-yard TD on Washington's first possession of the second half and his 18-yard strike to Josh Perkins gave Washington a 24-6 lead late in the third quarter. It was Price's 56th career touchdown, passing Cody Pickett as Washington's all-time leader.
Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick completed 25 of 40 passes for 152 yards, and threw one interception in the loss. Running back Jay Ajayi carried most of the load for the Broncos, carrying the ball 23 times for 93 yards, but failed to bust into the end zone.
The 32-point loss was the second largest margin of defeat that the Broncos have suffered in the last ten years. Boise State fell to Georgia, 48-13, back in 2005.
The Broncos will look to get their season back on track on Saturday, September 7, in their home opener against Tennessee-Martin.