Washington running back Bishop Sankey broke the school single-season record for rushing yards held by Corey Dillon in a 27-17 win in the Apple Cup over rival Washington State on Friday.
Sankey, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award presented to the top running back in college football, rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries. Sankey has now rushed for 1,825 yards, besting the mark of 1,695 yards set by Dillon in 1996.
It was Sankey's third game this season with 200 rushing yards.
Sankey excels in pass protection and showed off his effectiveness Friday with a 40-yard screen pass to set up a touchdown catch by junior tight end Austin Seferian Jenkins. With his well-rounded game, it doesn't seem as if there is anything left for Sankey to prove to scouts by returning for his senior season. Instead, his motivations would probably be for the chance to take Washington to its first Rose Bowl since the 2000 season or break a 10-game losing streak to Pacific Northwest rival Oregon.
Sankey already lifted Washington to one important milestone, picking up its eighth win for the first time under head coach Steve Sarkisian. Washington had not won eight games in the regular season since 2001.