Washington football was upset by a Bay Area team for the second time this season, and this one knocked them all the way out of the top 25
Washington football was in the game at the end of the first quarter, leading 7-6 primarily because the defense was able to stop the Cardinal offense inside the ten yard twice, while Cade Otton was able to find the end zone. This was after wide receiver Aaron Fuller made three catches on the drive to set up Otton.
On the day, Aaron Fuller had nine catches, on EIGHTEEN targets for 171 yards. Outside of Fuller Jacob Eason had a tough time getting the ball to any of the other receivers. He ended up going 16/36 for 206 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The Stanford game plan was to keep the Washington possessions to a minimum, and it worked like a charm. The Cardinal held the ball for 39 minutes and one second, while the Huskies only had it for 20 minutes and 59 seconds.
Davis Mills, Stanford’s junior backup quarterback, who was starting just the third game of his career, went 21/30 passes with one touchdown. The touchdown came on a 42-yard pass to receiver Simi Fehoko on a major blown coverage from the Husky defense.
Senior Cameron Scarlett was incredibly effective in the game, and exposed some major weak points for the Huskies, who were simply overpowered on the ground, carrying the ball 33 times for 151 yards and a touchdown.
Mills went down early in the fourth quarter, so Stanford had to go with third string quarterback, sophomore Jack West. This was when Scarlett took over the game and put the dagger in the Huskies’ chest. West didn’t throw a single pass, and the Huskies weren’t able to force any turnovers.
Washington lost running back Richard Newton in the 4th quarter to a leg injury. It didn’t look good, and only time will tell how the rest of his season will fare. If he can’t go, expect more touches for Salvon Ahmed, and an increased role for Kamari Pleasant.
The Huskies are now 1-2 in conference play, while Stanford is 2-2. The Oregon Ducks are on top of the Pac-12 North right now with a record of 2-0 after beating California 17-7. The Huskies face Oregon in two weeks, which might end up being the deciding game in the Pac-12 North (if the Huskies don, and if the Huskies don’t win out, they probably won’t make their fourth straight New Year’s Six bowl.