Quint Kessenich ESPN Reporter
Tuba tunes it up on a football Friday
Tuba tunes it up on a football Friday
The Greatest Setting in college football
Washington has won nine of the previous 10 meetings between these teams, but Utah won its last visit to Seattle in 2015. ESPN's FPI feels good about the Huskies' chances of winning their ninth game of the season on Saturday.
In the same week his father, the third-base coach of the Houston Astros, celebrated a World Series title, Dante Pettis made history for the Huskies.
Washington Huskies linebacker Azeem Victor has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of DUI. "We take these matters very seriously," coach Chris Petersen said.
Washington and Oklahoma State are clinging to life in the College Football Playoff race, and FPI disagrees with the Vegas lines involving both the Huskies and Cowboys this week.
The U is back in the national title conversation, as Miami moved up to No. 3 in the CFP rankings, checking in ahead of No. 4 Oklahoma but behind Alabama and Clemson.
Friday's loss at Stanford severely damaged the hopes of Washington -- and the entire Pac-12 -- of qualifying for the College Football Playoff. The Huskies have two home games remaining -- next Saturday vs. Utah and the Nov. 25 Apple Cup.
Though Miami currently leads the nation in Strength of Record, the Hurricanes still don't crack FPI's top 10 list. This is because FPI is rating team strength going forward, not describing what has already happened. That's also why Ohio State and Penn State -- likely out of the Playoff race -- remain in the top 3.
Pac-12 teams need a plethora of two-loss conference champions across the board to get back into the conversation.
Sam Darnold & Co. locked up the South after another solid win. After a weekend of upsets, do the Trojans still have an outside shot at the playoff?
Washington State is a victory in the Apple Cup away from winning the Pac-12 North for the first time. Stanford wins the division with a win against Cal and a WSU loss, while Washington needs to beat WSU and have Stanford fall to Cal.
Washington and the Pac-12 won't get a return trip to the College Football Playoff after the Huskies' 30-22 loss Friday, their second of the season.
Bryce Love ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns against the nation's stingiest defense, leading Stanford to a 30-22 victory over No. 9 Washington on Friday night.
Stanford's 30-22 upset of No. 9 pretty much seals it. The Pac-12 champ is not going to the Playoff. Assume the Pac-12 champ will go to the Fiesta Bowl to play the Group of Five rep ( UCF?).
If you stayed awake until 1:53 a.m., EST, you saw Bryce Love's 30th carry, for 35 yards, the longest gain from scrimmage vs. Washington in '17. But I'm guessing you didn't. Love has 166 yards, 3 TDs.
Stanford-Washington heads to the fourth quarter with the Cardinal leading, 20-14, and it has a lot to do with Stanford's success on third down. The Cardinal has converted on 10 of 15 attempts and is averaging 10.8 yards per play.
Jake Browning has completed 2-of-7 for 12 yards after 9-of-9 start. Meanwhile, patented Stanford formula of churning clock, moving chains & the occasional completion is working vs. FBS's best defense.
What makes Washington so dangerous offensively is its balance. The Huskies are capable of executing a pass- or run-heavy gameplan and it allows them to key in on opposing weaknesses. In the first half against Stanford, they threw for 120 yards and rushed for 114.
Impressive show of balance by Washington offense in 1st half: 120 yards in air, 114 on ground. Jake Browning escaped pressure well, completed 1st 9 throws. Myles Gaskin already has 87 yards & 2 TDs.
No. 9 Washington leads Stanford 14-10 at halftime, but it feels like the Huskies have been in complete control the entire time (despite outgaining the Cardinal by just 32 yards in the first half). Stanford has converted on some difficult third downs and hasn't managed to get RB Bryce Love going (13 carries, 43 yards).