Washington-Stanford Preview Capsule
Washington (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12) at No. 10 Stanford (5-1, 4-0), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Series Record: Washington leads 41-40-4.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Huskies look to bounce back from a home loss to Oregon by winning their second straight game against a ranked team. The Cardinal go for their sixth straight win, looking to remain in control of the Pac-12 North race and in contention for the College Football Playoff.
Washington D vs. Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey. The Huskies top-ranked Pac-12 defense will have its hands full with one of the nation’s most versatile players. McCaffrey leads the nation with 253 all-purpose yards per game and is a game-breaking running back. He is averaging 180 yards rushing per game the past four contests, including a school-record 243 last week against UCLA. He also had a 96-yard kickoff return that game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Washington: RB Myles Gaskin. The freshman has topped 100 yards rushing in back-to-back weeks, gaining 289 yards and running for two scores against USC and Oregon. Gaskin is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and has three 100-yard performances in his first six college games.
Stanford: QB Kevin Hogan. Since a rough season-opener at Northwestern, Hogan has been remarkably efficient. He is completing 69 percent of his passes the past five games, averaging 11.3 yards per attempt with 12 TDs and two INTs.
FACTS & FIGURES
Stanford has won six of the last seven meetings. … Washington leads the Pac-12 in scoring defense (16.8 ppg) and total defense (345.3 ypg). … The Huskies have allowed eight TDs on 22 red zone trips (36.4 percent), best in the Pac-12. … Washington RB Dwayne Washington has six career plays from scrimmage of at least 50 yards, tied with Napoleon Kaufman and Chris Polk for most in school history. … Stanford has rushed for at least 300 yards in three straight games for the first time in school history. … The Cardinal are averaging 45 ppg during their win streak. … The Cardinal had one INT the first five games before getting two last week against UCLA.
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