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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."
Can Washington run the table?
No. 10 Washington is the favorite for every remaining game, according to ESPN's FPI. The Huskies are given a 61 percent chance to knock off No. 7 Stanford this Friday.
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Three years in one meeting room and on the field with the same core unit has given the Huskies' secondary a seasoning that is the hallmark of their D.
We know what to expect from the Cardinal -- their pedigree speaks for itself. But the Huskies up until this point have been an unknown quantity.
The offensive tackle, No. 12 in the ESPN 300, has a loaded top five but it starts with the Cardinal and Huskies, who meet on Friday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).
The North is between Stanford and Washington at this point and that debate will be solved when they meet this weekend.
Week 4 saw some easy wins and off weeks. Rivals Ohio State and Michigan spent the weekend trying to impress Donovan Peoples-Jones, while the Pac-12 powers showed off on the trail.
The top four spots remained unchanged in the Pac-12 power rankings, but Friday's showdown between Washington and Stanford is sure to mix things up.
David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer
PAC-12 in the new AP Poll: 7. Stanford, 10. Washington, 18. Utah. The Utes move up 6 spots from No. 24.
Stanford's comeback victory puts it in the projected playoff with a big one against Washington looming on Friday.
There was plenty of excitement in the Pac-12, as usual, in Week 4, with Utah and Troy Williams starting it off Friday in a comeback win over USC.
Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer
Washington didn't look like the nation's No. 9 team while slipping Arizona 35-28 in overtime, but that might be a mistaken impression because winning ugly is what good teams do. "We wanted to go through something that was going to be hard," Huskies coach Chris Petersen said. Washington's average margin of victory during its pillow-soft nonconference slate was 49-10. It hadn't trailed all season. So many things went wrong against the Wildcats, including four drives inside Arizona's 30-yard line that netted zero points. Still, the Huskies took Arizona's best shot, got out of their own way and won the game. Said quarterback Jake Browning, "I thought we showed a lot of grit in pushing through that stuff."
Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis on a 4-yard touchdown in overtime, Lavon Coleman ran for 181 yards and No. 9 Washington held off Arizona 35-28 Saturday night in both teams' Pac-12 opener.
Opening OT TD gives Huskies the win
Jake Browning fires a four-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis in the middle of the end zone on the opening possession of overtime. No. 9 Washington then held Arizona and came away with a 35-28 win.
Wild pass helps Wildcats send game to OT
Arizona's Brandon Dawkins breaks through a Washington sack attempt and completes a pass to Shun Brown for 54 yards. The Wildcats would tie the score with 17 seconds remaining in regulation.
Huskies retake lead late in the fourth
Washington RB Lavon Coleman outruns the Wildcats' defense for a 55-yard touchdown. The No. 9 Huskies take a 28-21 lead late in the fourth quarter.
Dawkins TD run ties it up in the fourth
Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins leaps into the end zone on this two-yard run. The Wildcats are tied at 21-21 with the No. 9 Huskies late in the fourth quarter.
Washington vs Stanford Cardinal
Husky Stadium - Fri 9/30