Stanford knocks No. 9 Washington out of playoff conversations


Love was outstanding in this game, avoiding tackles at the line of scrimmage and displaying shiftiness at the second level.

But Washington on Friday lost to Stanford, 30-22, and the playoff nearly certainly isn't going to happen for the Huskies or anyone else in the Pac-12.

"He played on one leg and played a phenomenal game". The defense has been solid, so I don't think Jake Browning & Co. will put points on the board almost as quickly or effectively as last season's game in Seattle, and I'm confident they'll give the offense a good chance to win.

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.

No. 9 Washington, entering the night 8-1, was the last chance for the Pac-12. Washington's defense is one of the best in the nation, but they've rarely been tested so far this year. The Cardinal also did not allow a play longer than 35 yards and completely shut down the Huskies' ground game in the final two quarters. Stanford can still get a berth to the Pac-12 Championship Game, but it will need some help to make that happen.

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No. 9 Washington falls to Stanford 30-22 on the road. He had four catches for 87 yards, including a 47-yard TD catch last week.

The Cardinal were able to pull off the upset against the Washington Huskies Friday night.

Love leads the Pac-12 in rushing and is second in the nation behind San Diego State's Rashaad Penny, but the more impressive element to Love's performance on Friday was that he was playing on "one leg", according to his coach David Shaw. Expect him to be a force against junior quarterback Jake Browning and the Washington offense, which will be hard to beat as Browning has 75 career touchdown passes tying Washington's all time record.

Stanford has won seven of the past nine meetings but Washington won at home a year ago 44-6. Costello, despite his struggles last week against Washington State.

Do you think Stanford will punt to Dante Pettis (8)? This will be a fast game, but I expect Stanford to eke out a win 24-21.