After watching his team put on one of the most dominating performance’s by a Husky team in recent memory, head coach Chris Petersen met with the media Monday and spoke about his teams 44-6 win over then ranked No. 7 Stanford and the upcoming rivalry game against the Oregon Ducks. Washington’s beat down of Stanford earned it a N0.5 AP ranking and put the team in poll position to win the Pac 12 North with a (5-0 overall, 2-0 conference) record.
Washington dashed out to 23-0 halftime lead on its way to handing Stanford (3-1,2-1) its worst loss since a 41 -3 set back against Arizona State in 2007. Jake Browning threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns and Myles Gaskin added 100 yards rushing and two scores.
Washington heads to Eugene to take on Oregon (2-3, 0-2) in the 108th all-time meeting between the two border rivals. The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. PT and airs live on FOX television. The Huskies No. 5 in the AP top 25 is its highest since the end of the 2000 season, when the UW finished No. 3 after a win in the Rose Bowl. Following the Oregon game, the Huskies have an off week before hosting Oregon State for Homecoming on Oct. 22, the UW’s lone home game of the month of October.