In the second edition of the Fabulous Peltoncast, Kevin and Tristan are back to discuss what might have been one of the best sports weekends in Seattle sports history, with wins by the Sounders, Husky football (and the Storm) and the Seahawks on consecutive days. Also, an update on tailgating and the all-important move to fall beers and fantasy football discussion.
3:00 Sounders beat RSL
5:30 Huskies beat Illinois
11:30 Seahawks beat 49ers
25:30 Best Seattle sports weekend ever?
30:30 Tailgating/fall beers
37:30 Fantasy Football
Grantland’s fall TV comedy preview
Seattle Times on Sounders depth
ESPN’s Heisman Watch
Pro-Football-Reference box score
Football Outsiders snap counts
Robert Mays on the Seahawks being the NFL’s coolest team
Here are some of the stats on UW running back Bishop Sankey I discuss during the podcast. Over the last seven games, dating back to last year’s Cal game, Sankey has rushed for 1,142 yards. That figure would rank 10th in Washington history for a single season.
Two Huskies have had better seven-game stretches. Napoleon Kaufman rushed for 1,224 yards over the last two weeks of 1993 and the first five of 1994 and Corey Dillon had 1,192 over the final seven games of 1996, including the Holiday Bowl.
If we take Sankey’s last 13 games (the equivalent of a full season) dating back to the Portland State game in 2012, he’s rushed for 1,726 yards, which would be surpass Dillon’s 1996 campaign (1,695) for the most in Washington history — albeit in 13 games instead of the 12-game season Dillon played.
Lastly, Sankey has totaled 369 yards in the first two games. Besides being the most in the NCAA on a per-game basis, as best I can tell it’s the most ever for a Husky through two games to start the season. Kaufman had 363 yards in the first two games in 1994.