Stanford Vs. Washington: Cardinal Running Game Aces First 2011 Test

Andrew Luck had a leisurely evening as Stepfan Taylor and company piled up 446 rushing yards on the Huskies.

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Stanford Vs. Washington 2011: Cardinal Punish Huskies With Strong Run Game

The Stanford Cardinal were supposed to receiver their first test of the year on Saturday, but instead steamrolled the Washington Huskies in a 65-21 win. After a close first quarter -- Stanford led 10-0 -- the Cardinals stepped on the gas and never looked back, piling up the points while clamping down on the Huskies.

Stanford rushed for a jaw-dropping 446 yards on the night, with Andrew Luck having to do little in the passing game as the Cardinal rolled. Stepfan Taylor and Taylor Gaffney each scored a touchdown and were over 100 yards on the night, with both averaging over 13 yards per carry. Anthony Wilkerson rushed for 93 yards, just missing the century mark, as well.

Andrew Luck was efficient, as usual, completing 16 of 21 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in short yardage situations. With the running game clicking, Luck was able to simply turn and hand the ball off, letting the Cardinal's power formations do much of the work against a Washington defense that couldn't match up to the physicality.

Chris Polk was a bright spot for the Huskies, however. Polk carried the ball 15 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his touchdowns came on long runs -- a 61-yarder and a 46-yarder.

But it wasn't enough as Stanford came out and dominated again. At this point, the Cardinal and Oregon Ducks look to be on a collision course in a huge game for the Pac-12 North crown.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Stanford blog Rule Of Tree and Washington blog UW Dawg Pound. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Washington Vs. Stanford Final Score: Andrew Luck, Running Game Guide Cardinal To Easy Win

The Washington Huskies have gotten off to a solid start this season, but a trip to Stanford Stadium was just a step up in competition too much for them to handle. The Stanford Cardinal were on their game on Saturday night, as Andrew Luck played a mistake-free game and the Stanford running game looked absolutely unstoppable. They put up an absolutely absurd 446 rushing yards, en route to a 65-21 win over UW.

Seriously, 446 yards on the ground. On only 43 rushing attempts. They averaged 10.4 yards per rushing attempt. Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and no interceptions while completing 76 percent of his passes, but he didn't even have to do anything. I'm going to type it again. 446 rushing yards. Good god.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Stanford blog Rule Of Tree and Washington blog UW Dawg Pound. Here's this week's college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more.

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Stanford Vs. Washington Halftime Score: Keith Price Pick-Six Deepens Dawgs' Troubles

The Washington Huskies looked set to enter the break down by 17 to the mighty Stanford Cardinal, but a rare Keith Price mishap resulted in a Michael Thomas touchdown, and now it's 38-14 with 30 minutes to go. (Check here for score updates and discussion.)

This one looked to be a race to one billion points, but Stanford's weighty defense appears to have started to figure out the Huskies. In fact, other than a pair of Chris Polk runs (of 46 and 61 yards), UW had only 133 yards before hurling some deep throws to conclude the half. (The other way of looking at it: 321 total yards for Washington!) 

Andrew Luck has been game-managerly, pitching 13 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns. With a lead like this, he may not have to do a whole lot else unless the Dawgs can claw back in the third.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Stanford blog Rule Of Tree and Washington blog UW Dawg Pound. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Stanford Vs. Washington: Chris Polk Keeping Huskies Close, Cardinal Keep Answering

Washington Huskies running back Chris Polk has shredded Stanford thus far, rushing for 116 yards on just five carries thus far. But the Huskies still trail the Stanford Cardinal, 24-14, thanks in large part to a defense that's been less than spectacular. Full game coverage and discussion can be found here.

Polk's line includes touchdown runs of 61 and 46 yards, both of which included multiple broken tackles along the way. Keith Price has 41 yards on 7-9 passing, but has settled for short routes early against the Cardinal. With Polk running as he is, Price hasn't had to do a whole lot through a little over a quarter, though.

Of course, right after Polk's 61-yard run, Stepfan Taylor ripped off a 70-yard run of his own, immediately answering the Huskies' score. Andrew Luck has 85 yards and a touchdown through the air, with Stanford driving pretty much at will on the Huskies through the first quarter and the beginning of the second.

At this point, it looks like a race to 60 as the Cardinal lead the Huskies, 24-14.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Stanford blog Rule Of Tree and Washington blog UW Dawg Pound. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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College Football Rankings Ramifications, Week 8: Wisconsin, Stanford Can Improve Resumes

Most of the top 10 should walk, and there aren't many ranked-on-ranked battles this week, but three matchups could have major impact on the top 25.

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Stanford Vs. Washington Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And Notes

No. 7 Stanford faces their first Top 25 opponent of the season when the host the No. 22 Washington Huskies on Saturday.

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College Football Rootability Index, Week 8: You Might Win, But You're Gonna Bleed

Friday's College Football Rootability Index returns to help you, the relatively uninvested fan, decide who to pull for in games where you have no established interest. The methods used to determine this are arbitrary; the outcomes are decidedly not.

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Stanford Vs. Washington 2011: On Keith Price And Tenth Impressions

Keith Price's first start as Washington's starting quarterback was less than memorable, but he has quickly come into his own. Jake Locker was a polarizing star in Seattle for years, but Price may surpass his accomplishments sooner than later.

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