The Washington Huskies have pulled off a huge upset in the appetizer for this weekend’s slate of college football action as they brought down the No. 8 ranked Stanford Cardinal. It is the first time since 2009 that the Huskies have been able to upset a top ten team. For Stanford, it was a major letdown just one week after their 21-14 stunning defeat of the USC Trojans.
Sophomore wide receiver Kasen Williams took a screen pass from Keith Price and broke through the Cardinal defense on his way to a 35-yard scamper to the endzone for the team’s go-ahead run.
The score from Williams capped off a ten-point comeback for the Huskies.
In the third-quarter, Washington trailed Stanford 10-3. That’s when sophomore running back Bishop Sankey took the ball 61-yards to pay dirt for the tying touchdown. The score held even before the quick screen from Price to Williams.
Stanford’s offense had no luck finding the endzone. Their only touchdown came defender Trent Murphy returned an interception 40 yards.
After tonight’s matchup, Stanford and Washington both sit at 3-1. The Cardinal fall to 1-1 in the Pac-12, while the Huskies were victorious in their first conference game of the season.
The Huskies now have to hope that they can carry the momentum they have gained from the upset victory over Stanford. It won’t be easy for Washington over the next two weeks as they will have to face their toughest Pac-12 foes the Oregon Ducks and USC. Stanford will look to rebound against Arizona next weekend.
Here are the Huskies fans rushing the field after the team’s big win: