The eyes of college football will be on Husky Stadium Friday night as the 9th ranked University of Washington Huskies ( 4-0, 1-0) take on the 6th ranked Stanford (3-0, 2-0) Cardinal (6 p.m. PT ) in a nationally televised game on ESPN. Washington is coming off a 35 to 28 OT win over the Arizona Wildcats in Arizona.
Stanford is coming off an impressive 22-13 win over the UCLA Bruins in Pasadena. The game was a nail bitter until Stanford scored two touchdowns in the last 24 seconds to secure it’s ninth- consecutive victory over the Bruins.
The Huskies’ current seven-game winning streak is tied with Stanford for longest in the Pac-12 and fourth-longest in the nation. Fridays game will be the first time two top-10 teams meet in Husky Stadium since 1997.
HUSKIES vs. CARDINAL HISTORY:
Over 86 all-time meetings, the UW and Stanford are square at 41-41-4. After winning eight straight vs. Stanford from 1959 to 1966, the Huskies lost 10 in a row from 1967 to 1976. Since that 1976 loss, Washington has gone 22-11 against the Cardinal. One of those 11 losses was a big upset in 1982 when the No. 2 Huskies fell to the Cardinal, 43-31, in Palo Alto. The second UW loss during that stretch came at Stanford in 1994, when the Cardinal upset 12th-ranked Washington, 46-28.