On a rainy, windy Saturday night in Seattle, No. 5 Stanford (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) collected two pick-sixes to score 21 points in the third quarter and annihilated Washington State (3-2, 1-1) in a 55-17 blowout. The victory marked the most points that the Cardinal has scored in regulation since its 65-21 rout of Washington in 2011.
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The only way I know to describe what it’s like to follow this Stanford season is that it’s a lot like watching in 2011. This team is dominant in just about every way, and it’s hard to imagine anyone but the Oregon Ducks beating the Cardinal. However, I’m still nervous every time a new game approaches.
Tomorrow, No. 5 Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) hopes to avoid a similar letdown when it takes on Washington State (3-1, 1-0) in Seattle. Despite a shaky fourth quarter against Arizona State last weekend, the Cardinal is coming off a statement win and looks to keep its momentum heading into the middle segment of the season — a task that it failed to accomplish last year. And once again, the test will come within the hostile confines of CenturyLink Field.
The Daily’s football writers make their predictions for the outcome of Saturday’s matchup between the Cardinal and Cougars at CenturyLink field.
The parallels are everywhere: A 3-0 Stanford team heads to CenturyLink Field to take on an unranked but upstart school from the state of Washington for a prime-time matchup on ESPN.
In advance of Saturday’s football game between Stanford and Washington State, The Daily’s David Cohn chatted with Nate Hanson, the radio sports director of the Cougars’ student radio station, KUGR, to get perspective from both camps.
Rejuvenated by a 21-3 defensive domination of Cal last weekend, No. 17 Stanford (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) will play host to Washington State (2-5, 0-4) in its second straight Pac-12 North matchup tomorrow afternoon.
If there is one thing you can always count on, it’s the innate ability of human beings to do stupid things. When football is involved, go ahead and take that stupidity to the next level.