SEATTLE (AP) - Steve Sarkisian's decision to have Washington follow the trend of playing offense as fast as possible can be traced somewhat to what happened last year in Tucson.
Arizona didn't just blow out the Huskies in a 52-17 thumping. Washington experienced firsthand just how physically exhausting it can be trying to keep up with skilled playmakers in a high-tempo offense.
Get ready for a dizzying pace come Saturday afternoon when the 16th-ranked Huskies (3-0) host Arizona (3-0) in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. It's a matchup of two of the fastest-paced teams, two of the best running backs in the country and two programs trying to validate unbeaten starts.
Washington has not started 4-0 since 2001.