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UW at Stanford: Three keys

Stanford Stadium was awash in sun before Washington's game at Stanford on Oct. 5, 2013.
Stanford Stadium was awash in sun before Washington’s game at Stanford on Oct. 5, 2013.

FROM STANFORD — Hello from Stanford Stadium, where a sellout crowd is expected on a Rockwellian California evening. Lots of sun. No clouds.

Anyway, before we turn our in-game coverage over to our Twitter feed/game thread, here are three keys to a possible UW victory today, as well as our gameday box that ran in today’s newspaper.

1. Win third down — For all the talk of how tough Stanford is on both sides of the ball, the Cardinal don’t actually rank all that high in many statistical categories. That might speak to their balance, or to the fact that they haven’t really been tested for the entirety of a game yet. But there is one area the Cardinal have excelled in, and that’s third-down offense and defense. Offensively, they convert 57.1 percent of their third downs, good for seventh in the nation. And defensively, they limit opponents to a 30.6 percent success rate, which has them tied for 24th. Read more »


Video and quotes: Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar postgame Stanford

Opening) I’ve said this several times this year, I just couldn’t be prouder of our team. This is a good Stanford team. They have Aaron Bright back. They have their guys, except Anthony Brown who’s obviously out for the year, but they’re hard to defend. Our guys came out and held them to 26 percent in the second half. It was just a great team effort. Aziz hits those free throws down the stretch, it was awesome. Desmond Simmons, even though Dwight Powell scored 19, he had to work for those. Desmond did a really good job and gets 13 rebounds. C.J. almost gets a double-double, just hit big shot after big shot. Just a great effort by our guys against a really good team.

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Pac-12 viewing guide

Stanford will have to deal with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o on Saturday afternoon. (NAM Y. HUH / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

In case you misses it, last week, Arizona senior quarterback Matt Scott set Pac-12 records for completions and attempts when he was 45 of 69 passes in the 54-48 OT loss at Stanford. The previous records were 43 completions (California’s Rich Campbell vs. Florida, 1980) and 68 attempts (Steve Smith, Stanford vs. Notre Dame, 1989). Scott threw for 491 yards, the third best single-game total in Arizona history and 12th all-time in the Pac-12.

On to this week. Arizona State beat Colorado 51-17 on Thursday night. Oregon and Arizona are off.

With that in mind, here’s a look at this weekend’s matchups:

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