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NCAA clarifies rules on helmet-to-helmet hits

The NCAA has issued two new interpretations to guide how officials should identify targeting fouls, one of which is meant to clarify the exact location of the "crown" of the helmet.

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Gaskin scores second TD to continue beat down over Stanford (0:55)
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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington really pulling everything out for this game. Honored the 1991 national title team and the family of legendary coach Don James. As much as the Huskies seem to be avoiding the hype, they're happy to be putting this program back on the map.

Stanford breaks through for score

Ryan Burns completes a 19-yard TD pass to JJ Arcega-Whiteside for the Cardinal's first score of the game. Washington leads 30-6.

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Huskies defense dominant against Cardinal

Washington's Psalm Wooching forces a fumble by Ryan Burns on fourth down at the Washington 12-yard line. Keishawn Bierria recovered for the Huskies. Washington leads 30-0 in third quarter,

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's dominance in this game is reflected by just about every imaginable number, but third and fourth down are pretty telling. Stanford has converted just one of its seven third down plays and is 0 for 2 on fourth down. The Huskies are 4 for 7 on third down and haven't had to bother with fourth down. Oh and Washington has seven sacks compared to zero for Stanford. In fact, Stanford doesn't have a tackle for a loss.

Johnson hauls in 79-yard TD

Toledo's Logan Woodside finds Jon'Vea Johnson for a long touchdown pass to cut BYU's lead to 21-14 late in the first quarter.

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Lake interception returned 49 yards

BYU's Dayan Lake intercepts a pass from Toledo's Logan Woodside and returns it 49 yards to the Toldeo 13. BYU punched the ball into the end zone a short time later to give the Cougars a 21-7 first quarter lead.

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Stanford muffed punt sets up score

Ben Edwards muffs a punt and it is recovered by Washington's Lavon Coleman at the 40-yard line. The Huskies scored five plays later on an eight-yard TD run by Myles Gaskin to take a 30-0 lead.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington is whipping Stanford on both lines of scrimmage, holding them to 2.8 yards per play at half. By that metric, this is the worst Cardinal offensive performance since Jim Harbaugh began the program's turnaround in 2007.

Toledo answers BYU with Swanson TD

Terry Swanson runs eight yards for the score as Toledo ties the game at 7-7 in the first quarter,

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Ian Fitzsimmons ESPN College Football 

Stanford head coach David Shaw had a long spirited conversation with an official and referee, Mark Duddy at the end of the first half. He was about as fired up as I've ever seen him.

Hill throws 75-yard TD on first play

BYU's Taysom Hill finds Jonah Trinnaman streaking down the left sideline on the first play of the game against Toledo for a 75-yard TD.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 10 Washington, up 23-zip over No. 7 Stanford at the break, essentially ended the first half with its 6th sack of the game, capping probably the most impressive halves of football in Husky Stadium since… well… since they beat Miami in 2000. Washington outgained the Cardinal 225 yards to 83. Huskies QB Jake Browning dominated the first half with downfield throws, going 5-for-6 for 113 yards with a TD on throws of 10+ yards. This is Stanford's second-largest halftime deficit in the last 10 years. Now the question is can the Huskies close the deal and avoid the second-half letup? While Stanford isn't built for scoring a bunch of points quickly, but it certainly is capable of putting pressure on the Huskies.

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Stanford is 1-7 in their last 8 games when they were shutout in the first half. They are currently trailing No. 10 Washington 23-0.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

So impressed with the Huskies' defense tonight -- six first-half sacks. Since 2008 Stanford hasn't allowed more than five sacks in a single game (and the Cardinal have only done that three times- ASU 2013, UCLA 2012, UND 2008). Joe Mathis and Psalm Wooching have two apiece.

Washington overwhelming Stanford

Jake Browning finds John Ross for a 19-yard TD to give Washington a 23-0 lead over Stanford in the waning minutes of the first half. Browning has thrown 2 TDs in the half.

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Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Follow college football as fan and this is first I've heard of Jake Browning. He'll probably be in Heisman race by Saturday night.

Brock Huard @BrockESPN

The last time someone in CFB could say the Univ. of Washington Huskies are bigger, faster and stronger than STAN? Decades...

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford players starting to show some frustration against Washington's tenacious defense. LT A.T. Hall erupted at himself after yielding a third-down sack to Washington end Joe Mathis, though you could make a case QB Ryan Burns needs to get rid of the ball faster on third-and-short. Stanford replaced Burns with Keller Chryst hoping for a spark, but neither QB has done much of anything and Burns is back in. Their five combined completions have yielded just 33 yards while the Huskies have dominated the Cardinal running game (0.8 yards per carry). There's a coaching cliche that if you play two quarterbacks you don't have one. So far that's the case with Stanford.