Jon Wilner of the Mercury News reports that starting safety Delano Howell (above) – younger brother of former Husky linebacker Dan Howell - will not play in Saturday’s game because of a hand injury.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian raved about the hard-hitting Howell and senior Michael Thomas, and what they allow Stanford to do defensively.
Rather, it was the palpable sense that the Cardinal’s season starts now.
After dominating six second-rate opponents, Stanford enters the heart of its schedule with Saturday’s prime-time showdown against No. 22 Washington.