Washington paid tribute to former coach Don James, who died last Sunday at age 80 due to pancreatic cancer by thumping the school James dominated as the Huskies coach.

James went 12-2 in his career against California and the current batch of Huskies (5-3, 2-3 Pac-12) honored the former with a flurry of big plays to blow out the Golden Bears.

Price hit Mickens on TDs of 68 and 47 yards, while Sankey's 59-yard touchdown run just before halftime gave the Huskies a 24-7 lead at the break.

On Saturday, flowers were scattered around the Husky statue that greets fans. Before the Homecoming game against Cal, James' widow handled the coin toss. At halftime, there was a ceremony to honor James.

A public memorialtakes place Sunday.

For two brothers -- and die-hard UW fans, it was an emotional game day.

Asked my wife to turn over that letter over there. It was pretty emotional. He's an institution here. He was the man, said Roger Pardo.

When James was here, you never accepted losing. I didn't care if it was SC, Oregon, nobody knew what Oregon was when James was here. James was the man, said Michael Pardo.

The public memorial will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Arena. It will be broadcast on NWCN and streamed live on and

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