September 24, 2011 in Sports

UW wins, off to best start in six years

Associated Press
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Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) drops back to pass as California’s Aaron Tipoti moves in during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Seattle.
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SEATTLE — Keith Price threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Chris Polk added a touchdown on the ground as Washington knocked off California 31-23 to get off to their best start in six years.

Both teams traded field goals to open the second half before Washington (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) regained control. Price connected with a wide-open Polk for a 70-yard touchdown as the Huskies took a 31-23 lead.

California (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) took over on their final drive with 4:19 left to play as Maynard led a march down the field. Maynard converted on three straight third downs to move into Washington territory. Maynard, who threw for 349 yards and a touchdown on the day, connected with Allen for 19 yards down to the Washington 2-yard line.

An incompletion and a pair of failed runs left California facing fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line. Maynard’s fourth-down pass for Allen sailed out of the end zone as Washington held on for the victory.

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