Washington shows the nation it has arrived with rout of No. 7 Stanford

Washington Huskies defensive back Budda Baker (32) celebrates after making a hit on Stanford Cardinal wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside (on ground on right) to force an incompletion in the fourth quarter. (32) celebrates after making a hit on Stanford Cardinal wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside (on ground on right) to force an incompletion in the fourth quarter.  (Johnny Andrews / The Seattle Times)
Washington Huskies defensive back Budda Baker (32) celebrates after making a hit on Stanford Cardinal wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside (on ground on right) to force an incompletion in the fourth quarter. (Johnny Andrews / The Seattle Times)

No. 10 Washington didn’t politely ask the nation to pay attention to it Friday. It yelled into the nation’s ear with a loudspeaker and said, “We’re here!” That 44-6 whooping of seventh-ranked Stanford wasn’t a win so much as it was a proclamation.

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