Through 3 Quarters
The Washington Huskies need a victory to reach .500, and so far things are looking up. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Stanford Cardinal 12-3.
RB Sean McGrew has led the way so far for the Huskies, as he has picked up 89 yards on the ground on 14 carries. K Peyton Henry has added his talents, too, launching four field goals between the uprights.
Stanford has been led by TE Benjamin Yurosek, who so far has caught six passes for 93 yards.
Stanford has lost 100% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Washington @ Stanford
Current Records: Washington 3-4; Stanford 3-4
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Stanford Cardinal are heading back home. Their week off comes to an end as they meet up with the Washington Huskies at 10:30 p.m. ET at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. Washington should still be feeling good after a win, while the Cardinal will be looking to regain their footing.
It was close but no cigar for Stanford as they fell 34-31 to the Washington State Cougars two weeks ago. Stanford was up 13 to nothing at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. A silver lining for them was the play of QB Tanner McKee, who passed for two TDs and 273 yards on 32 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. McKee’s performance made up for a slower matchup against the Arizona State Sun Devils three weeks ago.
Special teams collected 11 points for Stanford. K Joshua Karty delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Washington didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Arizona Wildcats last Friday, but they still walked away with a 21-16 victory. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 13 to nothing deficit. WR Terrell Bynum was the offensive standout of the contest for the Huskies, catching five passes for one TD and 143 yards.
This next contest is expected to be close, with the Cardinal going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. Neither team has fared well against the spread — they are 2-4, while Washington are 1-5.
Stanford and Washington now sit at an identical 3-4. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Stanford is 238th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 17 on the season. The Huskies have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the game with the 201st most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 11 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Stanford Stadium — Stanford, California
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $7.00
The Cardinal are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Stanford have won four out of their last six games against Washington.
- Dec 05, 2020 – Stanford 31 vs. Washington 26
- Oct 05, 2019 – Stanford 23 vs. Washington 13
- Nov 03, 2018 – Washington 27 vs. Stanford 23
- Nov 10, 2017 – Stanford 30 vs. Washington 22
- Sep 30, 2016 – Washington 44 vs. Stanford 6
- Oct 24, 2015 – Stanford 31 vs. Washington 14