Washington realizes lucky to survive opener



SEATTLE (AP) — For coming away with a win, Steve Sarkisian was noticeably irritated.

Washington’s coach was irked Monday with what he described as his team’s lack of energy during Saturday’s precarious 30-27 win over Eastern Washington. It was Washington’s first season opening win since 2007. It also left Sarkisian lamenting the team’s approach.

Sarkisian says the Huskies were playing not to lose and were not as aggressive as they needed to be. That led to the Huskies’ defense allowing more than 500 yards to the defending FCS national champs and needing a late Desmond Trufant intercept to escape.

The task doesn’t get any easier this weekend, hosting Hawaii and the Warriors potent run-and-shoot attack.