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Stanford travels to Washington St. this weekend, and hopes to keep rolling

by Andrew Skaggs

When: Saturday September 28, 7 pm Pacific Time Where: Century Link Stadium

Another Saturday, another win for the Stanford Cardinal. Going into last weekend’s top-25 matchup against Arizona St., I thought the game might be competitive because the Sun Devils have looked good this season. I forgot how good Stanford is at playing football. The Cardinal led 29-0 at halftime before cruising to a 42-28 victory.

This weekend Stanford travels to Seattle to face a Washington St. team that is trending in the right direction this season. The Cougars lost their opening game of the season on the road at Auburn, but have rebounded with three consecutive wins, including at USC in week 2. Washington St. QB Connor Halliday is fifth in the country in passing yards but has thrown eight interceptions through four games.

Stanford has maintained great balance on offense, totaling 563 yards passing and 634 rushing yards on the season. QB Kevin Hogan still hasn’t lost a game as a starter, and RB Tyler Gaffney is averaging over 100 yards a game on the ground. Despite giving up 28 second-half points against Arizona St., the Cardinal defense is allowing just 20.3 points per game.

Washington St. may have the offense to put up some points, but this game shouldn’t be very close. Stanford is more talented and better coached up and down the field. Don’t expect a USC-like upset for Washington State this weekend.

Prediction: Stanford 49 Washington State 14

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