The No.15 Washington Huskies (@UWAthletics) will be traveling to face off against the No.5 Stanford Cardinals (@StanfordFball) this Saturday night. Quarterback Keith Price has Washington at 4-0 this season with 1,044 yards passing, nine touchdowns and only two interceptions for 2013. Price is playing the best football of his career and the Huskies are going to need that this weekend versus Stanford.
Stanford is still feeling the pain from last year after losing 17-13. In a critical Pac-12 North battle, Washington is hoping to make this two in a row against the Cardinal. However, Stanford is not planning on a repeat of last year. Stanford Cardinal left tackle Andrus Peat made the comment, “Definitely not an experience I want to have again.”
Last year, the Cardinal failed to make an offensive touchdown against the Huskies. As the former quarterback, Josh Nunes completed 18 of 37 passes for 170 yards, often misfiring completely or throwing at the receivers feet. Stanford has since moved from an offense that counted on short and intermediate passes to tight ends to an offense going deep to wide receivers who are creating separation without interruption.
Last week, Stanford Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan showed his best performance of the season in the Cardinal win over Washington State. In a 55-17 victory on the same field, Hogan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns. This proves how far the offense has come since last year.
The Washington Huskies are going to need to see a huge game from wide receivers Kevin Smith and Kasen Williams. Quarterback Keith Price has seemed to make Smith and Williams his favorite targets this season, who have caught 15 and 16 catches each. You can expect for both wide outs to be crucial in the Huskies’ game plan this Saturday.
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