Seventh-ranked Stanford will be looking to set a school record with a 14th consecutive victory on Saturday. Washington State will be looking to avoid another fourth-quarter collapse.
Actually, Washington State might be pleased to be leading in the fourth quarter of a game in which they are 21-point underdogs at home in Pullman.
Stanford (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) is averaging 46 points per game while allowing only 10, and has yet to face a stiff challenge this season.
''They have not been in a close game,'' Washington State coach Paul Wulff said. ''We know we've got a great challenge on our hands.''
Washington State (3-2, 1-1) is much improved over the past three dreadful seasons, but has to figure out a way to slow Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck and the rest of the Cardinal offense.
''They look more athletic,'' Stanford coach David Shaw said. ''They've given up a couple of big plays, but they've done a good job of slowing teams down.''
Luck has completed 73 percent of his passes...