Oct. 5, 1996
Washington Closes Strong, Tops Cardinal 27-6
Jerome Pathon had a pair of touchdown catches and Corey Dillon
added a short scoring run during a 21-point fourth quarter as
18th-ranked Washington rallied for a 27-6 victory over Pac-10
Conference rival Stanford.
Washington (3-1, 2-1 Pac-10) was held to just a 30-yard field
goal midway through the third quarter and trailed the Cardinal
(1-3, 0-1) by three points. But John Wales kicked a 42-yard
field goal to knot the game, sparking a run of 24 unanswered
"It was definitely a defensive battle and I am extremely pleased
with our defense to hold the score down," said Washington coach
Jim Lambright. "It is a tremendous credit to the team that we
had 27 points on the board and got better as the game went
along. I was pleased overall but not at all pleased with the
raggedness of the first half."
"When you are playing against a good team such as the University
of Washington, we knew they had some real strong points, some
real fine players," said Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham. "We
had some things going for us in the first half and weren't able
to sustain those things in the second half."
Brock Huard replaced the injured Shane Fortney and found Pathon
for a 15-yard score just over two minutes into the final period.
Dillon then plunged over from the 2 just over two minutes later
and Fortney capped the scoring by completing a 23-yard touchdown
strike to Pathon with 1:41 left.
Pathon finished with six receptions for 128 yards while Dillon
had a career-best 173 yards on 36 carries. Fortney completed
8-of-14 passes for 118 yards while Huard was 5-of-16 for 102.
"I found out I would start on game day," Dillon said. "Coach
told me that I was going to be starting so I just had to prepare
Cardinal quarterback Chad Hutchinson was 12-of-21 for 148 yards
while Mike Mitchell led Stanford with 61 yards on the ground.
Stanford has yet to score more than 10 points in any of its four
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Stanford 3 3 0 0 6
Washington (18) 0 3 3 21 27 FINAL
Stanford-FG Miller 22
Washington-FG Wales 30
Stanford-FG Miller 21
Washington-FG Wales 42
Washington-Pathon 15 pass from Huard (Wales kick)
Washington-Dillon 2 run (Wales kick)
Washington-Pathon 23 pass from Fortney (Wales kick)
First downs 10 22
Rushed-yards 32-59 49-152
Passing yards 177 220
Sacked-yards lost 6-43 2-10
Return yards 20 34
Passes 14-25-1 13-30-1
Punts 6-44.0 3-45.0
Fumbles-lost 3-2 6-2
Penalties-yards 6-56 6-40
Time of possession 28:40 31:20
RUSHING: Stanford-Mitchell 11-61, Comella 9-15, Bookman 3-4,
Hutchinson 6-minus 9, Husak 3-minus 12. Washington-Dillon
36-173, Reed 2-3, Pathon 1-2, Huard 4-0, Fortney 5-minus 7,
Sarshar 1-minus 19.
PASSING: Stanford-Hutchinson 12-21-1-148, Husak 2-4-0-29.
Washington-Fortney 8-14-0-118, Huard 5-16-1-102.
RECEIVING: Stanford-Mitchell 5-26, Dunn 4-61, Kirwan 2-10,
Walters 1-52, Manning 1-14, Bookman 1-14. Washington-Pathon
6-128, Dillon 4-45, Cleeland 2-38, Coleman 1-9.