The Stanford Cardinal are looking to inch closer to the top 10 with a quality win as they take on the Washington Huskies in their next Pac-12 matchup.
No. 16 Stanford is still looking to prove that they can still be a contender since they are 2-1, and their wins have come against UC Davis and Army while their sole loss came against No. 18 USC. They will play their next Pac-12 matchup Saturday against Washington.
Their defense ranks first in the nation with 4.3 points allowed per game, and quarterback Kevin Hogan has been efficient for the Cardinal this season.
He has thrown seven touchdown passes with only one interception while completing 73 percent of his passes. He threw for 216 yards and four touchdown passes.
Running back Barry Sanders Jr. got more involved in the offense and rushed for 92 yards on nine carries, but the Cardinal will keep going with a committee approach with other talented backs such as Kelsey Young.
Wide receiver Ty Montgomery continues to be one of the best deep threats in the nation as he finished with eight catches for 86 yards and a touchdown against Army.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are facing their first big test of the season in Stanford after starting 4-0. After escaping with close wins against Hawaii and Eastern Washington, the Huskies came on strong with victories against Illinois and Georgia State.
Quarterback Cyler Miles has shown steady improvement with experience, as he threw three touchdown passes against Georgia State.
The Stanford defense will make the Washington offense quake with fear, and the Cardinal will achieve their first quality win of the year.
Prediction: Stanford 31, Washington 20