Shaq Thompson's performance as a running back for Washington against Colorado didn't get him a Pac-12 player of the week nod.
It was good enough that Thompson is expected to get a third straight start at running back when the Huskies host No. 18 UCLA on Saturday.
But it sounds like Thompson won't be limited to just one side of the ball against the Bruins. Washington coach Chris Petersen said Thompson would play some on defense after being strictly an offensive player the past two weeks.
Thompson ran for 174 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries against Colorado. It was a needed bounce-back win for the Huskies (6-3, 2-3 Pac-12), who achieved bowl eligibility with the win after dropping their previous two games. SEATTLE (AP) – November 4, 2014