Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. on FS1.
UW GAME DAY
No. 9 Huskies (8-1, 5-1) at Stanford (6-3, 5-2)
Update: The start of the game is airing on FS2 and Fox Sports Go as a Truck Series race on FS1 ran over time.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Stanford Stadium
TV: Fox Sports 1. Radio: KOMO-AM 1000/FM-97.7
LATEST LINE: Huskies favored by 6 points.
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UW KEY PLAYERS
QB Jake Browning: 16 TD, 5 INT, 154.9 rating
RB Myles Gaskin: 148 carries, 918 yards, 10 TD
DL Greg Gaines: 21 tackles, 3.5 TFL
CB Myles Bryant: 40 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2 FF
STANFORD KEY PLAYERS
QB K.J. Costello: 4 TD, 1 INT, 130.3 rating
RB Bryce Love: 1,456 yards, 12 TD
DL Harrison Phillips: 5 sacks, 10 TFL
S Justin Reid: 61 tackles, 5 INT
RUN IT UP: There has been much, um, love for Stanford’s star running back, Bryce Love, the nation’s rushing leader. Washington’s featured back isn’t so bad himself. Junior Myles Gaskin (918 yards and 10 touchdowns this season) needs just 82 yards to reach 1,000 yards for a third consecutive season. Two other running backs have had three 1,000-yard seasons for the Huskies: Napoleon Kaufman (1992-94) and Chris Polk (2009-11). Gaskin has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of his two seasons against Stanford (100 yards and one TD on 18 carries in 2016, and 108 yards and one TD on 18 carries in 2015).
THROW IT UP: Stanford will try to be at least a bit more balanced on offense behind sophomore QB K.J. Costello, and he has some big, big targets to throw to. Stanford’s starting receivers are 6-foot-3 JJ Arcega-Whiteside and 6-2 Trenton Irwin, and the tight end is 6-6 Dalton Schultz. “He’s a special tight end,” UW coach Chris Petersen said. “He’s so tall and he can run. He’s a really good pass receiver. It grabs my attention when tight ends can block really well and he does that. He does a very nice job in the run game, so this is a complete tight end. He’s a huge target. … I know they want to throw it more then they threw it last weekend (vs. Washington State). They’re all about establishing the run game and then that comes off of it.”
COACH ‘EM UP: The head coaches from the past five Pac-12 championship teams will all be in Stadium Stadium on Friday night. Stanford’s David Shaw has won three conference titles (2012, ’13, ’15), Chris Petersen has one (2016) and Mark Helfrich won one at Oregon (’14). Helfrich, one of Petersen’s close friends, is part of the Fox Sports 1 broadcast team for the game. Petersen, by the way, coached his 50th game at UW during a 38-3 victory over Oregon last week, and his 35-15 record is the best 50-game start for a UW coach in nearly a century. Only Gil Dobie (48-0-2 from 1908-14) and Enoch Bagshaw (37-8-5 from 1921-25) have a better 50-game beginning at UW.
PREDICTION: Huskies 23, Stanford 13.