Love's 3 TDs lead Stanford past No. 9 Washington 30-22 (Nov 10, 2017)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) When Bryce Love aggravated his harmed ankle in a initial half and had to go to a sideline to get checked out, Stanford manager David Shaw wasn’t certain how most he’d be means to get out of his star using back.

Love showed he had copiousness left in a latest signature opening in his debate for a Heisman Trophy.

Love ran 30 times for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns on a gimpy ankle opposite a nation’s stingiest defense, heading Stanford to a 30-22 feat over No. 9 Washington on Friday night.

”He goes out there from start to finish and pours his heart out for his teammates,” Shaw said. ”I don’t’ know if we could ask anything some-more of a football player. we don’t know if we can find a improved football actor in America than Bryce Love.”

Love has not had a full use in about a month for Stanford (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12) given injuring a ankle 4 weeks ago opposite Oregon. His missed one diversion with a damage and was hold to 69 yards final week in a detriment during Washington State.

But he gutted it out opposite a Huskies invulnerability that came into a diversion ranked initial in a republic in yards authorised and second in scoring defense.

”I really felt like we was removing in some-more of a slit throughout,” Love said. ”Just saying things better, feeling a small bit improved and usually meaningful things would open up.”

While he unsuccessful to extend his strain of games with a run of during slightest 50 yards to 11 games, he helped Stanford control a time and delivered a integrate of large runs late. Quarterback K.J. Costello pronounced he had to ask Love if he was OK a few times in a initial half.

”Then we watched him run and we was like `Dang, we consider he’s all right,”’ Costello said. ”I don’t know what he’s got inside though it’s something real. He’s a grinder, that’s for sure.”

The Huskies (8-2, 6-2 Pac-12, No. 9 CFP) started quick with touchdown runs by Myles Gaskin on a initial dual drives though stalled after that in a crippling blow to their hopes of removing behind to a four-team playoff.

”We had not had quick starts on a highway and we did that and afterwards went low for dual quarters,” manager Chris Petersen said.


Washington: The Huskies used an up-tempo offense to expostulate 88 and 89 yards for touchdowns on their initial dual drives before removing stopped on a fourth-and-1 from a Stanford 19 on a third possession. Washington had usually dual initial downs on a subsequent 5 drives as a Cardinal practiced and took control of a game. Gaskin, who ran for 120 yards, combined his third TD with 4:22 left to tie Bishop Sankey’s propagandize record with 37 career touchdown runs.

”Now we’re going to find out who rallies and who will hurl over and die,” quarterback Jake Browning said. ”Personally we consider we’re going to rally.”

Stanford: The Cardinal devoted Costello some-more this week and he delivered with a span of 39-yard passes to JJ Arcega-Whiteside in a initial half for a dual longest descent plays of a deteriorate opposite a Huskies. Those set adult a 2-yard TD run by Love and one of Jet Toner’s 3 margin goals. Costello converted 6 third downs by a atmosphere on a night and threw for a career-high 211 yards after carrying 105 a week ago.

”I put that totally on myself,” Shaw said. ”I consider we were a small too conservative. We have to brew it adult and we churned it adult today.”


Stanford and Washington State are in control of a Pac-12 North race. The Cougars can bind a mark in a discussion pretension diversion with wins during Utah and Washington in a final dual games. The Cardinal will go with a win subsequent week opposite California and one detriment by a Cougars. The Huskies need to win their final dual games and wish Stanford loses subsequent week.


Shaw assimilated some shining association by winning his 71st diversion in 7 seasons during Stanford. He tied Glenn ”Pop” Warner’s propagandize record set for wins sent from 1924-32.


The Huskies will dump out of a tip 10 subsequent week while a Cardinal should get behind into a poll.


Washington: Hosts Utah on Nov. 18.

Stanford: Hosts California on Nov. 18.

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