Stanford vs. Washington
This is shaping up to be a tremendous week of matchups in college football. To get our highest confidence plays for Saturday's games please consider joining our premium pick community. We’re getting spoiled a bit this week getting a Friday night primer between two of the top teams in the nation. Stanford had their backs against the wall last week in LA, but the Cardinal were able to somehow find a way down the stretch to get past the Bruins by a final of 22-13. Stanford has gone against a challenging schedule so far this season, but this’ll be the first game where the Cardinal aren’t favored. The ground game did work against the Bruins gaining 207 yards on 37 carries while QB Ryan Burns completed 13/25 passes for 137 yards and 1 TD to 1 INT.
Even though Washington was huge favorites last week on the road against Arizona, this was really the first real test the Huskies had faced this season. Washington has gone against a manageable schedule thus far, but the Huskies get a big step up in competition this week in what will be a measuring stick game. QB Jake Browning wasn’t great against the Arizona secondary completing 14/21 passes for 160 yards and 2 TDs to 1 INT. The Washington ground game was a difference maker last week picking up 331 yards and 3 TDs on 49 carries in the OT win.
Washington had a tough time holding down a dual threat QB last week, but that's one thing the Huskies won't have to worry about with Stanford in this matchup. The Cardinal have faced a very tough slate thus far and even with strong results it's never easy going back to back on the road in the Pac 12. We'll side with Washington to come out with a tremendous mindset as the Huskies look to prove themselves and cover this spread in the process.