Seferian-Jenkins was in uniform and went through all pregame warm-ups but Perkins was announced as the starter during introductions. Seferian-Jenkins ran out with the team, put his helmet behind the Washington bench and became the Huskies biggest cheerleader.
Bishop Sankey, who was the best player in the bowl game, picked up where he left off, rushing for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Sankey scored on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter then added a 23-yard TD scamper with 10:45 left to give Washington a 31-6 lead.
Dwayne Washington capped the blowout with an 8-yard TD run with 5:56 left.
Boise State was left gassed defensively trying to keep up with Washington's new fast break offense. Washington's dizzying pace never slowed. The teams combined for 46 plays in the first quarter and 89 plays for the half. Washington ran 52 plays in the first half alone for 313 total yards after averaging 69.5 plays and 355 yards per game last season.
All those snaps only translated to 10 points, but they finished with 592 total yards on 85 plays. Price was kept clean after the offensive line struggled all of last season protecting their quarterback.
"It was different. A couple of times in the first half at the end I started getting happy feet and getting out of the pocket and I didn't need to. I wasn't use to it," Price said.
Joe Southwick finished 25 of 40 passing but for only 152 yards as the Broncos passing game was surprisingly conservative with very few shots downfield and zero trickery. Jay Ajayi rushed for 93 yards on 23 carries.
The Broncos trailed only 10-3 at halftime and put together two solid drives to start the second half only to get three points. The Broncos stalled at the Washington 3 after Southwick's pass was broken up by Marcus Peters, who blocked a field goal attempt in the first half. Goodale's 20-yard field goal pulled the Broncos within 10-6.
After the Huskies quick response, Boise State again drove into Washington territory, but Ajayi was stuffed on fourth-and-1 at the Washington 35. Boise State never threatened to score again.
"We just didn't finish things," Southwick said.