Fri., Nov. 10: Washington at Stanford
The Stanford Cardinals want nothing better than to overthrow the Washington Huskies in this November showdown. Unfortunately, the may get their wish.
It’s not that I think Stanford has a better team, simply that I believe the Washington Huskies will lose a game this season, and this appears to be the most likely game. This game is so important to the team, that I have it identified as one of the five steps needed to repeat as PAC-12 champions.
A Cardinal Win
This one is a rough one. For the true football fan, it offers it all. Huge defensive stops. Great passes. Solid running. The defensive backfield, the strength of the 2016 Huskies team, fails to defend the lead as time runs out.
After a back and forth contest, it’s the last second field goal by Stanford’s Charlie Beal, who punches in a long one to win the game. A late season loss can hurt the team’s chances significantly. That’s why this game is such a must win. Both team’s enter the game nationally ranked. Both teams exit ranked as well.
Now Washington’s record falls to 8-1, and the team has another tremendous opponent in the Utah Utes coming to town.