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1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET9:00 PM GMT5:00 AM 北京时间2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST, Dec. 5, 2020
Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington  Attendance: 278

No. 22 Washington vows to keep the focus on Stanford

Stanford Cardinal at Washington Huskies

  1. Stanford and Washington have split their all-time series, 43-43-4, and have alternated wins over the last five meetings, with the home team taking each matchup. The Cardinal are seeking their first win in Seattle since a 20-13 victory in 2014.
  2. Stanford defeated Cal, 24-23, for the 10th time in 11 years despite allowing 241 rushing yards. It was the most rushing yards the Cardinal have allowed in a win since conceding 276 yards to Oregon on October 14, 2017.
  3. Austin Jones ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Cal and has five rushing touchdowns in three games this season -- he had scored just one in 12 games last season. His five touchdowns are the most by a Stanford rusher in the first three games of a season since Tyler Gaffney also tallied five in the first three games of the 2013 season.
  4. Washington defeated Utah, 24-21, despite rushing for just 88 yards and committing three turnovers -- the second time in the last 10 seasons the Huskies have won with at least three giveaways and fewer than 100 rushing yards (also September 19, 2015, vs. Utah State). The Huskies are 3-0 for the first time since starting 6-0 in 2017, when they finished 10-3 with a loss to Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl.
  5. Cade Otton had eight catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Utah, his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game. He looks to become the first FBS tight end to record 100+ receiving yards in three consecutive games since Texas Tech's Jace Amaro had four straight in 2013.

Washington coach Jimmy Lake was asked if there's any chance his undefeated Huskies, No. 22 in the College Football Playoff rankings, might be looking past Saturday's opponent, the visiting Stanford Cardinal.

The Huskies, after all, have a game against No. 23 Oregon for first place in the Pacific-12 Conference's North Division looming.

"The North, for the last six years, has been Stanford, Washington, Stanford, Washington for most of those years. I believe it's four or five of the last six years. I'm sorry, but this is Stanford we're talking about here. This is a powerhouse in the North Division. This is a huge game. This is a storied program that we have a lot of respect for, a big-time opponent. That thought is not going into one person in this whole building's head. ... This is a game that is a fistfight as well every single year, because of their style of play and our style of play. Stanford and Washington have run the North for years."

The Ducks, who have played in three conference championship games since 2011 and won the title last year, might dispute that, but Lake's point is that only the nomadic Cardinal matter this week.

Stanford (1-2, 1-2 Pac-12), which will spend the next two weeks in the Pacific Northwest because of COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County in California, and Washington (3-0, 3-0) are both coming off emotional victories.

The Cardinal won the Big Game against Bay Area rival Cal 24-23 last Friday as Austin Jones ran for a pair of touchdowns, Davis Mills threw for 205 yards and a score, and Thomas Booker blocked the potential tying extra point with 58 seconds remaining to take back The Axe.

"We still didn't play our best, but we needed to win a close game," said Cardinal coach David Shaw, whose team's game next weekend against Oregon State has already been moved to Corvallis, Ore. "We want to be a great football team, and we're getting closer to good."

The Huskies, who had their Apple Cup rivalry against Washington State canceled because of the Cougars' coronavirus concerns, instead got an unscheduled matchup against Utah last Saturday.

The Utes took a 21-point halftime lead before the Huskies clawed back for a 24-21 victory on Dylan Morris' 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cade Otton with 36 seconds left.

It was only the fifth time in program history the Huskies rallied from a deficit of 21 or more points to win, and it was the first since 1989.

"That was probably the first comeback I've ever been a part of," said Huskies linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui, who had three sacks. "I just had to take in the moment."

Morris, a first-year starter, was 23 of 38 for 272 yards and two touchdowns but threw three interceptions. He was 6 of 9 for 71 yards on the final drive, including a play on which the snap was botched but Morris recovered to complete a pass to Otton.

"That's the type of calm that he has through adverse situations," Lake said.

The Huskies hope to take advantage of a Stanford run defense that's allowing a conference-worst 229.0 yards per game.

--Field Level Media

Updated December 2, 2020

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