After an agonizing loss to Washington State at home, Stanford football (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) headed to face Washington (7-3, 5-2) knowing that its shot at the Pac-12 title hung in the balance. The team arrived in Seattle this past Saturday coming off of their best offensive performance of the season against Wazzu, and headed to the Husky Stadium locker room at halftime without a point on the scoreboard, down 21-0.
On Saturday evening at 6PM PST, Stanford football (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) will head into Seattle to face Washington (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12) at Husky Stadium. The team hopes to get back to winning ways after a closely contested 41-38 defeat against Washington State last weekend.
Before the season, Stanford football’s week 10 road trip to Washington looked like one of the most important games on the Pac-12 calendar. The November 3rd showdown was set up to be a de-facto Pac-12 North championship game between two preseason top 15 teams. As late as week 4, both teams were ranked in the AP Top 10 and seemed to be on a collision course that would decide the Pac-12’s College Football Playoff fate. Even a week ago at this time, most assumed Stanford-Washington would be a battle of ranked teams for Pac-12 supremacy. But then, Washington lost to Cal and Stanford dropped a heartbreaker to Washington State, leaving both the Huskies and the Cardinal out of the first College Football Playoff rankings and setting up Wazzu as the prohibitive division favorite. The Pac-12 is Mike Leach’s world, and Washington and Stanford are just living in it.
The Stanford Cardinal football team (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) has fallen out of the AP College Football Top 25 once again, after yet another heart-wrenching loss to Washington State. The good news? The Cougars look like the best team in the Pac-12 and might be heading to the Rose Bowl. The team suffered a ‘quality loss.’ The bad news? Any loss is still a loss. The Cardinal are now effectively eliminated from winning the Pac-12, and to make matters worse, they take on the Washington Huskies on the road this weekend. The Huskies aren’t looking too hot either though, getting upset by Cal just last weekend. What was once billed in the preseason as a marquee matchup is now just a Saturday evening game between two unranked teams. The Stanford Daily’s Andrew Tan, Shan Reddy, and Gregory Block take a look at Stanford’s offensive identity, the defensive game plan against Jake Browning, and the outlook for the rest of the Cardinal’s season.
Stanford’s offense emerged from the funk it had been mired in the last two weeks to gain 406 yards on the nation’s top-ranked defense, while the Cardinal defense shut down the explosive Washington attack in the second half to lead Stanford (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12) to a 30-22 home victory over the ninth-ranked Huskies (8-2, 5-2…
Stanford football team (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12) toughed it out and pulled off a massive upset against No. 9 ranked Washington (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12) and its No. 1-ranked defense. In an offensively dominated showdown that put 52 total points on the board, Stanford went blow for blow and took the game 30-22.
The Daily Sports Staff give their predictions on the Friday’s game between Stanford football vs. Washington.
This Friday, Stanford football (6-1, 5-2) hosts No. 9 Washington Huskies (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) in Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal need a win in order to keep their hopes of winning the Pac-12 North alive. Washington needs a win so it has a shot at the College Football Playoffs.