Desmond Trufant intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the end zone with 29 seconds left, and Washington survived for a 30-27 win today against the defending FCS national champions at Husky Stadium.
Mitchell had driven the Eagles from their own 5 to the Washington 25 with 41 seconds left. After an incompletion, Mitchell tried to force a pass to Brandon Kaufman. Trufant won the jump ball, wrestling it away from Kaufman as the pair hit the purple turf, creating a giant exhale from the 58,000 in attendance.
Washington quarterback Keith Price tossed a three touchdown passes in the first home start of his career, and Chris Polk ran for 125 yards less than three weeks after having minor knee surgery.
Mitchell finished 39 of 69 for 473 yards and three touchdowns, but threw two interceptions.