No. 8 Stanford at Washington
Thursday, 9:00 p.m. EST, ESPN
Line: Stanford -7
So Stanford fans, we hope you had fun. Because just two weeks after pulling off the biggest upset of the season (not to mention biggest win of David Shaw’s short tenure at your school) and getting a week off to celebrate, it’s back to work. This weekend, the toughest challenge of your season awaits.
That challenge (should you choose to accept it) will come when Stanford heads to Seattle, for a Thursday night showdown with Washington. The matchup with the Huskies will also double as Stanford’s first road game of the season.
So, can a young, inexperienced team handle the road against a hungry Washington club? Let’s take a look.
For Stanford to Win: Their best bet is to try to take the crowd out of the game early, and their best chance at doing that is to simply execute the exact same offensive plan they did against USC. That game-plan is to essentially to get Josh Nunes goin...