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Stanford Faces First Top-25 Foe Saturday
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/17/2011

Oct. 17, 2011

The Game
The Stanford Cardinal (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12 North) will look to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games on Saturday when it plays host to the Washington Huskies (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12 North). Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. at Stanford Stadium/Foster Field (50,000). Stanford is coming off a 44-14 victory at Washington State on Saturday, the Cardinal's school-record 14th consecutive victory. Washington defeated Colorado, 52-24 in Seattle, extending its win streak to three games. The Cardinal is ranked 7th by AP and 5th in the USA Today Coaches polls this week, while Washington is ranked 22nd and 24th, respectively in the same polls.

Game Coverage
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Television/Radio Plans
Saturday's Stanford-Washington game will be televised on a regional basis by ABC, with Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst) and Heather Cox (sidelines) calling the action. The game will also be carried live on Stanford's flagship station, KNBR 1050 AM, with Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Todd Husak (analyst) and John Platz (sidelines) handling the broadcasting duties. All radio broadcasts begin one hour prior to kickoff with the Cardinal Tailgate Show and will conclude with the Cardinal Locker Room Report following the game. Stanford student station KZSU will also broadcast Saturday's game. All Stanford radio broadcasts can also be heard on via the All-Access player.

Stanford-Washington Series
In a series that dates back to 1893, Stanford trails the all-time series with Washington, 37-40-4. The Cardinal has won three straight and five of the last six games between the two schools, including last year's contest in Seattle, 41-0. Stanford's current three-game winning streak against the Huskies is its longest since winning 10 in a row from 1967-76. Despite Stanford's recent success in the series, the Cardinal is just 7-21 against Washington dating back to 1977, posting wins in 1982, `94, 2004, `06, `08, `09 and `10.

Cardinal Clips

  • Now 6-0 (4-0 Pac-12 North) after Saturday's 44-14 victory at Washington State...has won a school-record 14 straight games dating back to last season, extending the nation's longest streak among FBS teams.
  • Has posted a 31-13 (.705) record since 2008 and are 26-6 (.812) dating back to the 2009 campaign.
  • Have defeated its last nine opponents by 25 or more points a game, compiling an average margin of victory of 34.2 points (308 total) during that stretch,
  • Ranked 7th this week by AP, 5th in the USA Today Coaches poll and 8th in the BCS standings...have been ranked in the Top 10 of the AP poll for 15 straight weeks, marking the program's longest run as a Top 10 team in school history.
  • Has won nine straight home games and is 20-2 in its last 22 home games at Stanford Stadium dating back to the final home game of the 2007 8-1 in its last nine true road games.
  • Defense has held its last 12 opponents under 20 points per game, the longest such streak since 1939-41.
  • Leads the Pac-12 in seven defensive categories -- rushing defense (59.50), total defense (294.83), scoring defense (11.17), sacks per game (3.83), tackles-for-loss (8.00), red zone defense (0.59) and third down conversion defense (27.71)...rush defense ranks second nationally behind Alabama (38.14).
  • Defense has held the opponent scoreless in 14 out of 24 quarters this season and have allowed just eight offensive touchdowns...has not been scored upon in the first quarter and has allowed just six points in the third quarter over its first six games.
  • Ranks second in the Pac-12 and fifth nationally in scoring offense, averaging 45.83 points a game...have scored 40 or more points 15 times in the last 32 games dating back to the 2009 season...averaging 42.0 ppg  (799 total) over the last 19 contests..has set school scoring record each of the last two seasons.
  • Has outscored its last 19 opponents 415-131 in the first half...last trailed at halftime vs. Notre Dame in 2009 (24-20)...were tied at the half last year against USC (14-14) and Arizona State (7-7).
  • Was 4-for-4 in the red zone vs. Washington State and have come away with points in all 31 trips to the red zone this season (25 TDs, 6 FGs).
  • Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck completed 23-of-36 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns vs. Washington State...has completed 72-of-96 passes for 933 yards and 10 TDs over last three games...Stanford is 26-5 (.839) in Luck's 31 career starts...his 26 career wins as a starter rank first all-time among Stanford QBs.
  • Tight ends Coby Fleener (6), Zach Ertz (3) and Levine Toilolo (3) have accounted for 12 of Stanford's 19 TD receptions this season and 16 of the last 23 scoring strikes dating back to the Orange Bowl.



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