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Washington believes speedy offense can get faster

File Photo:Washington quarterback Keith Price, right, passes as Jeff Lindquist (5) and Cyler Miles (10) look on at the team's first football practice Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Photo: Associated Press/ (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington believes speedy offense can get faster

SEATTLE (AP) — It took only a matter of seconds for quarterback Keith Price to process all the information he needed to operate No. 19 Washington’s new fast-break offense in the season opener against Boise State.

It was an eye-popping performance with the Huskies playing faster than at any other point in coach Steve Sarkisian’s time at the school.

Potentially scary for future opponents, beginning with Illinois on Saturday, the Huskies believe they can be even faster.

Washington decided in the offseason not to be a no-huddle team that gets to the line of scrimmage only to stop and make sure it had the best play. The Huskies decided to go full throttle, believing even a less optimal play could work if the defense is fatigued.

It worked against Boise State. Now the challenge is duplicating that success.