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3-0, 1st in Pac 12 - North

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Call it the Remound Wright effect: Christian McCaffrey has more passing touchdowns than rushing touchdowns on the road in his college career.

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McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Last practice of the week ends shortly, and then the truck will get loaded and head up I-5 to Husky Stadium for the game Friday night.

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Trio of top ten matchups set to provide playoff clarity (1:18)
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Can trendy Huskies dethrone Cardinal in Seattle? (0:35)
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Week 5 in the Pac-12: What to watch for

The biggest thing to watch for in the Pac-12 in Week 5 is a top-10 matchup between Washington and Stanford, but that's not all you should watch.

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McCaffrey's unique traits that will help in NFL (1:02)
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McCaffrey rises to No. 2 in #CFBrank

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey improves from third to second in our player ranking. McCaffrey leads the Pac-12 with 145.3 rushing yards per game, and he also has a team-high 12 catches for 119 yards. Updated #CFBrank

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Washington ready for big test with Stanford (0:46)
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23hDavid Lombardi

Stanford loses 3 more for Washington showdown

Stanford will be missing both of its starting cornerbacks, Quenton Meeks and Alijah Holder, and its starting fullback, Daniel Marx, for Friday's showdown against Washington.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the full statement from the Pac-12 in regards to the helmet-to-helmet hit initiated by UCLA's Tahaan Goodman to Stanford's Francis Owusu on Saturday. It was determined during the game it was not targeting and confirmed again after further review. "Our conference office review of the play involving the tackle by UCLA's Tahaan Goodman of Stanford's Francis Owusu during Saturday night's game confirmed that the tackle was legal per NCAA playing rules. Per NCAA rules, the Stanford player was no longer a defenseless player once he caught the ball, established himself, and turned upfield. At that point the Stanford player became a ball carrier and was not deemed defenseless, which meant that NCAA Playing Rule 9-1-4 would not apply (hits to the head or neck area of a defenseless player). When analyzing NCAA Playing Rule 9-1-3, which states "No player shall target and make forcible contact against an opponent with the crown (top) of his helmet" it was determined that the crown of the helmet was not used. While there certainly was helmet to helmet contact, neither the game officials on the field or the replay officials called targeting because the contact was with the front of the helmet and not the crown (top) of the helmet. Additionally, we send in every targeting call and replay review of potential targeting calls, to the NCAA for review and feedback. "The Pac-12 Conference holds student-athlete health and safety to the highest regard and regrets the injury sustained on this play. We have been active in adopting player safety rules in games and practices, and have been actively involved in promoting and funding research that supports student-athlete well being and safety. Going forward, and in line with Coach David Shaw's concerns about this play, we expect additional discussion around the targeting rule during the offseason review process and will be an active participant in discussions to further reduce helmet to helmet contact."

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Capital One Cup Impact Performance Discussion (0:57)
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Huskies need difficult wins to be considered contenders (0:46)
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Pac-12 playoff contenders meet in Week 5

Stanford and Washington are two of 15 teams still alive for a playoff berth, according to Mark Schlabach. One of them will take a major step forward with a win on Friday night. Eliminator

Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford head coach David Shaw, a big fan of defense himself, had some high praise for what Washington has been able to do on the defensive side of the ball. The top 10 teams meet Friday night at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN: "They are built very smartly with size and a physical nature up front. The secondary guys are long and athletic with linebackers that can run and hit. That's a great combination when you throw a budding superstar like Budda Baker in the mix, who continues to grow and can be one of the top defensive players in our conference. It's the idea of having both of those extremes -- the speed and athleticism on the offensive side -- the size and physical nature up front with length in the secondary. That's how we all try to build them."

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford QB coach Tavita Pritchard once threw a game-winning fade in LA, too. It happened in 2007, and it led to one of the greatest upsets in college football history when the Cardinal beat USC 24-23. Here, Pritchard smiles at the similarities between that play and Ryan Burns' game-winning toss to JJ Arcega-Whiteside at UCLA. Pritchard also details how Burns has built trust within the Stanford offense.

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McCaffrey maintains favorite status

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey was "held" to 138 yards rushing in a win over UCLA, but remains No. 2 on our Heisman Watch with plenty of chances to make a move if Louisville's Lamar Jackson falls. Heisman Watch

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Playoff picture unchanged after Week 4

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy's playoff picks remain the same as last week. They both agree on Alabama, Louisville and Ohio State. They have different opinions on Michigan and Stanford. Bowl projections

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Louisville-Clemson big swing game of Heisman season (2:22)
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Stanford doing more with less

Sure, Christian McCaffrey is a Heisman contender, but after that Stanford entered the season with questions. The Cardinal haven't missed a beat early on. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay agree that Stanford is an early-season overachiever. Biggest Overachievers (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards137.3122nd
Rushing Yards204.743rd
Points For25.0Tied-97th
Points Against12.08th

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