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"The third-year UW coach makes a valid point that could apply to Luck – it might not matter what a defensive coordinator detects during the week, or what a linebacker sees coming out of the huddle – the Cardinal junior is so good at executing any play, advance knowledge might not matter. And first-year Stanford coach David Shaw, who spent a lot of time on Jon Gruden’s staff with the Oakland Raiders, is treating Luck like an NFL quarterback. Shaw has given his signal-caller the freedom to call plays at the line of scrimmage."


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"Which is exactly why Stanford needs its wide receivers to play better. As teams start to commit more defenders to the tight ends, the wide receivers will likely be left with more one-on-one matchups. And so far, the wide receivers haven’t capitalized on those opportunities."


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"“I didn’t think of it then, quite honestly,” he said. “I wish I would have, but I didn’t. It just kind of came to me. I think it’s fitting. I don’t if it’s for everybody or for every team, but it’s fitting for us from where’ve begun to where’ve gotten to. I think that teams make mistakes that are new to this of looking and saying, ‘Wow, look at all we’ve accomplished.’ And you slide back down because you feel you’ve made it. And I think teams make mistakes when they look up and look ahead and say, ‘I can’t wait until I get to there, get to there.’ And they miss what’s right in front of them. So we are really just trying to take this one step at a time and this next step happens to be Stanford.”"


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"Just how good the UW offense really is, however, will become more clear against a Stanford defense that, among other gaudy stats, ranks second in the nation in rushing yards allowed at 59.5 a game, including a conference-high 23 sacks. The Cardinal hasn’t allowed more than 19 points in a game."


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"A big key to the game will be how UW handles Stanford’s trio of mammoth tight ends: 6’6 Coby Fleener, 6’8 Levine Toilolo, and 6’6 Zach Ertz. “Trees’ Company” has combined for 44 receptions and 12 touchdowns this year and could end up being one of the most productive tight end corps in the history of college football. Oh, and Fleener came up with that sweet ass “Trees’ Company” nickname which makes it burn that much more. While the defense has come a long way since the Eastern Washington game, UW had a ton of problems defending the Eagles’ tall receivers. Hopefully that experience will allow Nick Holt and Co. to come up with a better strategy for limiting Stanford’s far superior receiving talent."


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"Two of the Pac-12’s premier quarterbacks square off in a battle of ranked opponents. Washington quarterback Keith Price has been a pleasant surprise, while Stanford’s Andrew Luck has been as advertised and more. This will be the first legitimate test of the season for Stanford, which hasn’t played a team with a record better than .500 this season."