Washington Upsets 8th Ranked Stanford


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Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The Washington Huskies (3-1) scored with 4:53 left in regulation, giving them the lead and the 17-13 upset victory over 8th ranked Stanford.

“I’m proud of our kids,” Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said.”I knew this was a different group…I had that feeling…serious group. We knew this was going to be a four quarter game, and we made some plays on fourth down that were really critical.”

They sure did. Trailing 13-3 late on the last play of the third quarter, running back Bishop Sankey rushed for a 61-yard touchdown on fourth-and-1. Then on the game-winning touchdown drive, Dezden Penny ran for two yards on another fourth-and-1, leading to Keith Price’s 35 yard touchdown pass to Kasen Williams.

As for the Cardinal (3-1), it was held without an offensive touchdown for the first time since Oct. 2007.

“We didn’t play well enough to win,” Stanford head coach David Shaw said. “We didn’t make the throws we need to make. We didn’t make the catches we need to make. We didn’t sustain our blocks in the running game as long as we should have. We got outplayed tonight.”

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