Stanford, with redshirt freshman K.J. Costello getting the start at quarterback, was stellar on third down, converting on 10 of its first 14 third-down tries. I suspect we're going to see a new look David Shaw offense that will catch the Huskies off guard initially. That was the loudest Husky stadium has been since the Stanford game past year, and it was great.
Now 7-3 overall and 6-2 in Pac-12 play, Stanford, for now, sits alone atop the Pac-12 North standings. Even despite an injured Bryce Love playing on a slippery field, Love was still able to put up an impressive 52-yard touchdown and Bobby Okereke made a pick-six. The Huskies' head coach, Chris Peterson, said he spent extra time working with his defense this week to make sure they knew exactly what a fullback does and how to contain them. He aggravated it again Friday against the Huskies, but it didn't seem to matter against the nation's top-ranked defense. The Huskies, led by local product Ben Burr-Kirven, might be the best defense they have faced yet, and I'm not sure if Bryce Love, as adept as he is at finding them, will find many creases to run through. Get the app and get the game.
Last season, Washington picked up a 44-6 victory over Stanford.
Washington was virtually eliminated from College Football Playoff contention Friday night with a 30-22 road loss to Stanford at Stanford Stadium in California.
Love hasn't completed a full practice in over a month due to an ankle injury. This places his streak at first in the nation and second in Stanford history. Additionally, Washington State beat Utah, UCLA kept its bowl hopes alive with a win over Arizona State, and Khalil Tate continued to impress in Arizona's win over Oregon State. Costello, despite his struggles last week against Washington State.
Washington: WR/PR Dante Pettis.
Costello needs to be a game-manager coming off last week's loss to Washington State in which he was 9-for-20 for 105 yards with one interception and one rushing TD. It went nowhere, and Stanford held on for a big win.