UW/Boise State Game Awards

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Who was the hero? Who was the goat? At what point did the game turn? And WTF are you thinking taking all of your timeouts with you into halftime?

Player of the Game: Keith Price. It would have been easy for him to turtle up and get into some old habits after throwing an interception on his first pass of the game. Instead, he put it behind him and was lights out for the rest of the game, putting together his finest performance since the 2011 Alamo Bowl.

Goat of the Game: Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The coming out party for the 2013 Dawgs, the reopening of the new Husky Stadium, and ASJ was on the sidelines for the whole thing.

The Game Turned When: Facing a 3rd and 6, Keith Price threw a strike to Kasen Williams on a back-shoulder fade. Williams made the necessary adjustment, caught the ball and cut across the field for a ton of yards after the catch. The Huskies would score on the next play, and then on their next three drives as well after getting just 3 points on their previous 4 drives.

It Was Over When: The defense took the field for the second half. Boise State's second half drives went: Field Goal, Turnover on Downs, Punt, Punt, Punt, End of Game. Even if the offense had not been as good as it was, the Huskies still would have won because the defense was not giving up anything.

Surprise of the Game: Jaydon Mickens. As a freshman, Mickens's top totals for receptions and yards were 4 and 47 (not in the same game). In his sophomore debut, he shattered both of those career highs with 9 catches for 109 yards. He also added a carry for 8 yards.

WTF Moment of the Game: With a 10-3 lead and the ball, the Huskies had a chance to put another score on the board as the half expired. Instead, Steve Sarkisian called runs on 3 of the first 4 plays of the drive, and on the 5th (a pass) Price found nobody open and scrambled. He was tackled short of the first down. With all three timeouts remaining, and enough time to get at least a field goal -- if not into the end zone -- Sark decided to let a ton of time run off of the clock, effectively killing the drive.

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