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Cardinal Football Live: Stanford vs. Washington
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/22/2011

Oct. 22, 2011

Final score: Stanford 65, Washington 21

Washington moves the ball across midfield, but the game ends.

Fourth quarter (1:25 left): Stanford 65, Washington 21

Washington's new quarterback is Nick Montana, son of former 49er great Joe Montana. The Huskies takes over at its own 47 after a pooch kickoff by Stanford.

Montana completes to Kasem Williams for 11 yards, but his next pass is intercepted by Barry Browning, who made a catch on a low pass with 5:48 left.

Anthony Wilkerson runs three times for a first down and Stanford now has 400 yards rushing, the first time the Cardinal has reached that figure since 1981.

Stanford keep giving the ball to Wilkerson, who rambles 38 yards for his second touchdown of the game.

Stanford now has a school-record 446 yards rushing.

Fourth quarter (7:37 left): Stanford 58, Washington 21

On the kickoff, Kevin Smith was hit on the return by Brent Etiz, forcing a fumble, and Corey Gatewood recovered. With a personal foul on the end of the play, Stanford takes over at the 20-yard line with Brett Nottingham at quarterback.

Andrew Luck finished with 16-of-21 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions.

Stanford fails to gain a first down on a third-down play and Jordan Williamson kicks a 32-yard field goal.

Fourth quarter (9:14 left): Stanford 55, Washington 21

Stanford takes over at its 34 with Andrew Luck coming into the ballgame. Fullback Geoff Meinken picks up 10 on first down.

Luck finds Griff Whalen for 18 yards to the Washington 38 and Whalen gets up quickly after taking a shot.

A hold by Meinken wipes out a first down run by Anthony Wilkinson, but Luck hits Whalen again. Luck is 15 of 20 for 155 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions.

Luck hits Chris Owusu on the right side for 14 yards and Stanford is now back in the red zone. On the next play, Wilkinson finds a hole on the right side and runs hard through contact to power into the end zone from 18 yards.

Fourth quarter (12:48 left): Stanford 48, Washington 21

Washington faces third and goal from the 3. Keith Price's pass falls incomplete, but Chase Thomas is called for roughting the passer, giving the Huskies the ball on the 2.

Chris Polk is stopped on first down, but on the next play Keith Price rolls right and hits tight end Evan Hudson alone in the back of the end zone.

End of third quarter: Stanford 48, Washington 14

Washington begins at its 35. The Stanford defense is blitzing on every play, pressuring Keith Price into incompletions and forces Washington into a three-and-out.

Stanford takes over at its 29, with Andrew Luck in the shotgun. Stanford gets nothing and is forced to punt for the first time, ending Stanford's run of scores on every possession.

David Green's punt goes 42 yards, but Washington returns to its own 44.

Keith Price completes to Devin Aguilar on a slant, picking up 15 for a first down to the 43. Price is 19 of 31 for 203.

Joe Hemschoot makes a tackle in the backfield for a loss. But Washington advances to the Stanford 20 as the third quarter ends.

Third quarter (3:51 left): Stanford 48, Washington 14

Andrew Luck carried, after finding no one open for 15 yards and a first down to Washington's 42. Stanford's in the no-huddle.

Jeremy Stewart, out of the full house, picks up the first down on third-and-short to the 30. Luck uses play-action to set up a pass across the middle to Zach Ertz for 15. Luck is 12 for 14 passing for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

Facing a third-and-7 at the 12, Luck stepped up in the pocket and his throw to Ertz was low in the end zone. Stanford's Jordan Williamson kicks a 30-yard field goal.

Third quarter (9:15 left): Stanford 45, Washington 14

For the 10th time in Stanford history, two backs are over 100 yards. The last time it happened was against Arizona in 2008 when Toby Gerhart had 116, and Anthony Kimble had 110.

Stepfan Taylor has nine carries for 134 yards and Tyler Gaffney has nine for 117.

Chase Thomas nails Chis Polk for a loss on first down, and does it again to Polk on second down - two hits for a total of minus-five yards.

Washington punts and Stanford takes over at its 41-yard line.

Third quarter (11:16 left): Stanford 45, Washington 14

Washington begins the second half at its own 19, but Stanford knocked down two passes, including a third-down pass knocked down by Matt Masifilo.

Stanford takes possession at its own 36 after the punt. In the Wildcat, with Andrew Luck lined up wide, Tyler Gaffney hands off to Anthony Wilkerson to create a third-and-1 at its own 45. Jeremy Stewart, running out a full-house backfield, picks up the first down.

Gaffney, again out of the Wildcat, carries for 18. On the next play, Gaffney takes a handoff and faked an option pitch before storming downfield for 30 yards. He now has 108 yards rushing.

Gaffney scores from four yards out.

Stanford already has two backs over 100 backs, including Stepfan Taylor.

Halftime: Stanford 38, Washington 14

Washington takes possession at its own 25 with 53 seconds left in the half. Keith Price faces down a blitz and hits tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins for 28 yards to the Stanford 33-yard line. But Washington is called for a personal foul for a blow to the head on the next play, and is backed up to the 48 with 14 seconds left.

A pass to the big tight end Seferian-Jenkins gets the Huskies to the 39 with nine seconds left. Facing a three-man rush, Price has no one open and throws the ball away with two seconds left.

Price completes Devin Aguilar for 30 yards, but Terrence Brown pushes Aguilar out of bounds and the half ends.

Second quarter (0:56 left): Stanford 38, Washington 14

Washington has a huge opportunity as it regains possession. If the Huskies can score a touchdown at the end of the half, and then score another after the second-half kickoff, they would only trail, 31-28.

Though the gap is 31-14 right now, this is a big series for both sides. A big return gives Washington possession at its own 37. Chris Polk runs for eight on first down and eight more on the next play.

Washington continues to grind out yardage, with a nine-yard pass from Keith Price to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. After a three-yard loss by Polk, Washington has a third down and four at the Stanford 41.

With trips right, Keith Price takes a short drop and fires toward Jermaine Kearse coming across the middle. But Stanford's Michael Thomas jumps the route, intercepts the pass and returns it 62 yards for a touchdown.

Second quarter (3:44 left): Stanford 31, Washington 14

Stanford looks for more separation and begins its possession at its own 28.

On third down and 5, Andrew Luck scrambled for a 5-yard gain and the first down, preventing Stanford from its first punt of the game. Taylor runs for eight on his next carry and now has seven carries for 106 yards.

Taylor picks up big yardage on the left side - 24 yards - on the next play to reach the Washington 29. Stanford faces a third-and-4 and Luck hits Chris Owusu on a quick out. Owusu gains the first down and Stanford picks up an additional nine yards (half the distance) for a facemask penalty, taking Stanford to the 9.

Stanford is called for a hold on the next play, wiping away a Luck run inside the 5. Now, Stanford faces first and goal from the 19. With four wideouts, including running back Jeremy Stewart, Luck goes with the option of the middle seam to tight end Zack Ertz for 14 yards to the 5.

On the next play, Luck rolls right and hits Drew Terrell, who makes a leaping catch in the back right corner of the end zone for the 5-yard score.

Second quarter (9:22 left): Stanford 24, Washington 14

Keith Price hits 6-foot-6 freshman tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins for 18 yards.

Price next hits Jermaine Kearse for a good gain to the Stanford 35. Kearse drops a 20-yard pass on the next play, though Jarek Lancaster tipped the ball.

Washington is in the no-huddle and faces a third-and-10 at the 35. Stanford needs a stop, but doesn't get it. A run by Chris Polk gains 11 and the first down.

A holding penalty gives Stanford a break, but Washington is down to the Stanford 26 and faces a second-and-12. Chase Thomas pressures quarterback Keith Price into an incompletion.

On third down, Price, however, is sacked by Blake Lueders after evading two other rushers. Washington attempts a 46-yard field goal, but Erik Folk's try hits the right upright and deflects wide.

Second quarter (13:18 left): Stanford 24, Washington 14

Stanford immediately answered Washington's big run with a big one of its own - a 70-yard run by an untouched Stepfan Taylor on Stanford's first play of its drive. With six offensive linemen on the field, Taylor had a huge hole on the right side.

Stanford has 198 yards rushing for the game on 10 carries.

Second quarter (13:34 left): Stanford 17, Washington 14

With Washington having trouble stopping Stanford, Stanford must stop Washington to create the gap it's looking for. But it didn't happen on this drive.

Chris Polk ran 61 yards for a touchdown. This is the second big touchdown run for Polk, who entered the game with 728 yards rushing.

A wild game so far.

Second quarter (14:26 left): Stanford 17, Washington 7

On third and four, Andrew Luck threw to Griff Whalen in the right flat. Chris Owusu cleared out the defender in that area and Whalen reached the 1 for a 14-yard gain.

On the next play, Luck looked left and found his intended receiver, fullback Ryan Hewitt covered, but instead saw tight end Coby Fleener. Just as Fleener's defender cheated toward Hewitt, Luck threw to Fleener for a 1-yard touchdown play.

End of first quarter: Stanford 10, Washington 7

This game has the early indications of a high-scoring affair. If that is the case, Stanford will need to press the gas. Going with a no-huddle, Stanford picks up 24 on a Tyler Gaffney run to its own 48.

Gaffney again takes it again, this time off left guard and picks up 30. Stanford again lines up in the Power I, and Gaffney moves into the red zone, where Stanford is a perfect 31 for 31 this season.

A short pass to Stepfan Taylor puts Stanford on the Washington 15, facing a third-and-four as the quarter ends.

First quarter (3:00 left): Stanford 10, Washington 7

Washington is showing its speed and quick-firing offense with slants and its short passing game. On third and 6 from its own 44, quarterback Keith Price hit Devin Aguilar on a slant for a first down.

With great blocking by his tight end and two big downfield blocks from his receivers, Chris Polk ran 46 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown.

First quarter (6:46 left): Stanford 10, Washington 0

Stanford scored on a 39-yard field by Jordan Williamson on a drive that reached the Washington 22-yard line. The big play in the drive was a 32-yard pass from Andrew Luck on the run to Griff Whalen down the right side.

First quarter (8:24 left): Stanford 7, Washington 0

The Stanford defense immediately made a statement against Washington and its dual-threat quarterback Keith Price, as Jarek Lancaster caught the quarterback from behind for a seven-yard loss.

Washington picked up a first down on third-and-long with a 12-yard pass to James Johnson. But a Matt Masifilo tackle of standout running back Chris Polk for a two-yard loss helped stall the drive and force a punt.

First quarter (11:35 left): Stanford 7, Washington 0

Stanford won the toss and got a 21-yard kickoff return from freshman Ty Montgomery. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Andrew Luck gave the ball to running back Stepfan Taylor on a sweep left, only for Taylor to pitch it to receiver Chris Owusu on the reverse.

Owusu, who was knocked out of last week's game at Washington State with a concussion, ran up the right sideline for 45 yards.

A 12-yard run by Taylor and a 12-yard pass from Luck down the 2 set up the first touchdown - a two-yard burst by Jeremy Stewart off right guard behind freshman fullback Lee Ward.

Stanford has now scored first in 19 of its past 20 games.


Stanford faces its toughest test of the season when it plays Washington at Stanford Stadium. Stanford (6-0, 4-0) and Washington (5-1, 3-0) join Oregon as undefeated teams in Pac-12 North Division play. Stanford enters the game with a 15-game winning streak, the longest streak in the country.



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