By JOHN SLEEPER
TEMPE, Ariz. – University of Washington cornerback Anthony Vontoure did not start Saturday’s game against Arizona State because he missed a team meeting Friday.
Vontoure sat out the entire first half.
It is the fourth transgression in the last two seasons for Vontoure. Last year, he missed the Oregon game after an argument with an assistant coach. He also missed the first days of fall practice because he did not finish schoolwork for a summer-quarter class and later was held out of one afternoon practice because he overslept the morning session.
True freshman Derrick Johnson started in Vontoure’s place.
On his first play, Krohn hit tight end Todd Heap for a 16-yard pass play.
It was the sixth TD via the air for the Huskies, and four came from players who hadn’t had a TD catch before. The others were tailback Willie Hurst (against Oregon), wideout Wilbur Hooks (Colorado) and wideout Justin Robbins (Oregon State).
In the first quarter, Johnson fielded a punt on his own 3-yard line and was immediately hit by Christon Rance. However, reserve wideout Roderick Denetso hit Johnson late and was flagged with a personal foul, and the Huskies took over on their own 18. Butler later fumbled a punt after being leveled by Rance, and ASU’s Alfred Williams recovered.
UW defensive coordinator Tim Hundley served on the same Oregon State coaching staff as ASU tight ends coach Dick Arbuckle.
Also, three players on the Washington roster are from Arizona: freshman linebacker Marquis Cooper (Gilbert), junior tight end John Westra (Mesa) and junior defensive end Jonathan Schmidt (Tucson).
ASU’s roster has three Washingtonians: freshman fullback Skyler Fulton (Olympia), freshman fullback Mike Karney (Kent) and sophomore receiver Travis Gisme (Gig Harbor).
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