The Washington Huskies ( 8-1 overall, 5-1 Pac 12) will be in the Bay Area this Friday looking to stop the spread of the Love when they take on the Stanford Cardinal (6-3, 5-2) at Stanford Stadium Friday ( 7:30 p.m. PT) The Huskies No.1 ranked defense will look to stiffle Cardinal Heisman Candidate Bryce Love.
The junior running back leads the nation in rushing yard with a 182.0 per game per game. Love leads the nation in yards after contact with 810 yards which is fourth best in the nation.
It seems every week the Huskies nationally ranked defense led by its defensive line anchored by AP Preseason All-American candidate Vita Vea face a highly ranked offensive line and every week the Husky D-line is able to overpower their opponents.
Fridays game will come down to which of the two forces will be able to impose it’s Friday’s the other. The Cardinal offensive line is allowing a mere 1.22 sacks per game, which is second best in the Pac-12 and 15th nationally. The Stanford offense is averaging 220.6 yards per game and 6.9 yards per play.
The Husky defense is allowing 91.9 rushing yards a game and 2.6 yards per rush. Alabama, Wisconsin, and Washington are the only teams to allow three rushing touchdowns this season.
- The Washington football team (8-1 overall, 5-1 Pac-12) plays its final road game of the 2017 season as the Huskies travel to face Stanford (6-3, 5-2) Friday night.
- The game will air live on FOX Sports 1 and kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT. The UW, fresh off of a 38-3 win over Oregon, moved up to No. 9 in the latest AP top 25 and No. 8 in the coaches’ poll while Stanford, which lost at WSU last Saturday, dropped out of both rankings, though the Cardinal received votes in each.
- Following the Stanford game, the Dawgs close out the regular season at home vs. Utah (Nov. 18) and Washington State (Nov. 25).