CFB Playoff Hopes Wither Away for Washington, Pac-12

CFB Playoff Hopes Wither Away for Washington, Pac-12

Kyle Bonagura: Stanford's offense the past two games hasn't looked like a unit that will be very productive against a defense like Washington's, but running back Bryce Love missed one of those and didn't look like himself in the snow last week at Washington State.

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Stanford relied heavily on star RB Bryce Love yet again, and Love continues to impress on the field.

Love hasn't completed a full practice in over a month due to an ankle injury.

Costello needs to be a game-manager coming off last week's loss to Washington State in which he was 9-for-20 for 105 yards with one interception and one rushing TD.

But he gutted it out against a Huskies defense that came into the game ranked first in the nation in yards allowed and second in scoring defense. I say the Huskies never run away with it, but are in control throughout most of the game. "Just seeing things better, feeling a little bit better and just knowing things would open up". Sophomore KJ Costello will have his work cut out for him, but I expect him to play tough and steady at home.

This is partially just me being stubborn. "He's a grinder, that's for sure".

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Friday night, Stanford would put themselves back into first place in the Pac-12 North. Gaskin, who ran for 120 yards, added his third TD with 4:22 left to tie Bishop Sankey's school record with 37 career touchdown runs. We're about to find out. "Personally I think we're going to rally".

More? Love is averaging 9.64 yards per carry this season.

"He pours his heart out for his teammates", Shaw said. "We have to mix it up and we mixed it up today".

Stanford has won seven of the past nine meetings but Washington won at home previous year 44-6. The Huskies have given up 100 points less than the next closest team in conference play, and have won their last two games by a combined 56 points. The Cardinal will go with a win next week against California and one loss by the Cougars.

The No. 9 Huskies are on a two-game winning streak after picking up their only loss to the season against Arizona State on October 14.

Shaw joined some illustrious company by winning his 71st game in seven seasons at Stanford.