Much of Stanford Stadium had emptied, along with the Cardinal bench, by the time Anthony Wilkerson broke through a hole on the right side of the offensive line. Well before Wilkerson finished rumbling 38 yards for a touchdown, with 1:25 left in the game, Andrew Luck had jumped in the air along the sideline.
When he landed, a joyous Luck shouted, embraced and patted the shoulder pads of the five players he was celebrating with: tackle Jonathan Martin, guard David Yankey, center Sam Schwartzstein, guard David DeCastro and tackle Cameron Fleming.
On a night in which Oklahoma and Wisconsin -- a pair of national championship hopefuls -- went down, Stanford, eighth in the BCS standings, surely opened as many eyes in its first prime time broadcast of the season as it did holes in the Washington defense with a 65-21 thrashing of the Huskies, ranked No. 25 in the BCS.
If there is a team with an offensive line that might hold up to the mauling defenses of LSU or Alabama, the Cardinal looke...