USC punched its ticket on Saturday afternoon, but see which scenarios would lead Stanford, Washington and Washington State to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. Until that chance is totally dead and gone, I'm gonna stick with it.
"He played on one leg and played a phenomenal game". But he now faces perhaps the best defense at stopping big plays. That's not the case anymore, and even David Shaw knows it.
THROW IT UP: Stanford will try to be at least a bit more balanced on offense behind sophomore QB K.J. Costello, and he has some big, big targets to throw to.
Stanford relied heavily on star RB Bryce Love yet again, and Love continues to impress on the field. All they had to do was shut down the Cardinal, beat struggling Utah at home next weekend, win their Apple Cup game against Washington State, also in Seattle, and then win the Pac-12 title game. That was the loudest Husky stadium has been since the Stanford game past year, and it was great.
Are they as good good enough to do it? He aggravated it again Friday against the Huskies, but it didn't seem to matter against the nation's top-ranked defense.
But Washington's last-ditch effort to tie the game looked a lot like its other drives Friday night. That could be tough against the Huskies, who have the best defense in the country in terms of yards allowed per game. Get the app and get the game. I say the Huskies never run away with it, but are in control throughout most of the game.
Washington has been in the conversation surrounding the College Football Playoff since the very beginning of the season, but with Stanford's 30-22 upset over the Huskies, their hopes were put to rest. He had four catches for 87 yards, including a 47-yard TD catch last week. This places his streak at first in the nation and second in Stanford history.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning connected on 17 of his 23 passes attempts, but that high completion rate generated just 190 yards and no touchdowns.
Stanford has won seven of the past nine meetings but Washington won at home previous year 44-6.