NCAA Game Summary - Washington at Stanford|
(Saturday, October 22nd)
Final Score: (7) Stanford 65, (22) Washington 21
Palo Alto, CA (Sports Network) - Stepfan Taylor, Tyler Gaffney and Anthony
Wilkerson led a potent rushing attack, and No. 7 Stanford extended the
nation's longest winning streak to 15 games with a 65-21 rout of No 22
Taylor rushed for 138 yards and a score on 10 carries for the Cardinal (7-0,
5-0 Pac-12), who have won 10 in a row at home. Gaffney carried nine times for
117 yards and a touchdown, while Wilkerson rushed for 93 yards and two scores
on 14 carries.
Stanford set a single-game school record with 446 rushing yards and ended with
615 yards of total offense.
Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck completed 16-of-21 passes for 169 yards
and two touchdowns in the win.
"We were very aware of it when we broke it," Luck said. "What a testament to
the O-line, to the coach, the tight ends, to the fullbacks and wide receivers.
It was a total team effort on the ground today, but first of all, to the backs
making it happen with unbelievable plays. They're special athletes, and it's
fun to have four of them, four really good ones. It's a fun thing to be apart
Keith Price connected on 23-of-36 passes for 247 yards, one touchdown and an
interception for the Huskies (5-2, 3-1), who had scored 30 or more points in
each of their first six games this season.
Chris Polk carried the ball 15 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns in
"We got beat in all three phases," Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said.
"They're a good football team, I tip my hat to Stanford. There's a reason
why they've done what they've done. They did a nice job, I thought they had a
nice gameplan, they executed very well, they took care of the football, their
kicking game was excellent and we were spotty."
The Cardinal put together a six-play, 76-yard scoring drive to open the game.
Chris Owusu got Stanford's ground game going with a 45-yard run on the first
play from scrimmage. Jeremy Stewart capped the march with a two-yard TD run
for an early 7-0 lead.
Jordan Williamson made a 39-yard field goal on Stanford's next possession to
make it 10-0.
Polk kept Washington in the game with a 46-yard TD run with three minutes to
go in the first quarter.
The Cardinal promptly responded with an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Coby
Fleener's one-yard TD catch gave the home team a 17-7 edge.
Another big run from Polk, this one a 61-yarder, made it a three-point game
again, cutting the gap to 17-14.
But Taylor sprinted 70 yards into the end zone on the first play of Stanford's
ensuing possession to make it 24-14.
Erik Folk missed a 46-yarder for the Huskies, and Drew Terrell capitalized for
the Cardinal with a five-yard TD catch.
Michael Thomas then intercepted Price and went 62 yards the other way for a
touchdown to give Stanford a 38-14 lead at the half.
Gaffney added a four-yard TD run on Stanford's first possession of the second
half for a 45-14 margin. Williamson made a 30-yarder with under four minutes
to go in the third quarter.
Evan Hudson caught a two-yard TD pass early in the fourth for Washington, but
Wilkerson responded with an 18-yard TD run to make it a 55-21 game.
Williamson's 32-yarder and Wilkerson's 38-yard TD run accounted for the final
Washington holds a 40-38-4 advantage in the all-time series. However, Stanford
has closed the gap of late, winning four straight and six of the last seven
meetings. Stanford's current four-game winning streak against the Huskies is
its longest since winning 10 in a row from 1967-76...Polk's 17th career 100-
yard day has him tied with Napoleon Kaufman for UW's all-time
record...Stanford's 446 yards rushing eclipsed the 439 yards at Oregon State
in 1981...Stanford has defeated its last 10 opponents by 25 points or
more...Washington is the first opponent to score over 20 points against the
Cardinal since Washington State last year (28).
10/23 01:26:57 ET