TV Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 24, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Stadium: Stanford Stadium
The Stanford Cardinal didn’t enter the season with as much hype as the Ohio State Buckeyes (did anyone?), but they entered with a decent amount. Decent amount or not, how many people predicted the Cardinal to be one of the top teams in the Pac-12 this late into the season?
The only team that could be considered better than Stanford is the Utah Utes, and we unfortunately won’t get to see those two duke it out … unless they meet in the Pac-12 title game (fingers crossed).
Meanwhile, the Washington Huskies are 3-3, but they did pull off an upset against the USC Trojans … on the road. Unfortunately, the Huskies followed that major victory up with a loss to the Oregon Ducks. And now, they are riding a one-game losing streak into this game.
Stanford, of course, hasn’t lost since the first contest of 2015. When you have two possible Heisman contenders that will happen every time (a winning streak, that is). Said two Heisman contenders are Kevin Hogan (borderline contender) and Christian McCaffrey (serious threat contender).
The Huskies proved that they can pull off the upset, but USC was also in the process of its 2015 downfall. Stanford, on the other hand, is showing signs of being a true title contender, it gets this battle at home and did I mention that it has two Heisman candidates?
College football tends to be upset city on a weekly basis, but the pick here is a no-brainer.
PREDICTION: Huskies 14, Stanford 33