With wind and rain wreaking havoc throughout Husky Stadium on Saturday night, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian turned to the ground game and running back Bishop Sankey time and time again.
Sankey had carried just four times last week in a blowout win over Idaho State. Against Arizona, Sarkisian put the game on Sankey's back.
Sankey carried a school-record 40 times for 161 yards and a touchdown and Keith Price threw for two scores to lead No. 16 Washington to a 31-13 victory over the Wildcats.
Sankey outperformed Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, the NCAA's leading rusher in 2012, as Washington improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2001. Sankey surpassed the school record of 38 carries set by Corey Dillon in 1996 against Washington State as stormy conditions forced both teams to limit their passing game.
''Bishop was awesome,'' Sarkisian said. ''He didn't change, his focus was there, his body language didn't change from the first carry to...