There’s no “O” in Washingt_n

The 16th ranked Stanford Cardinal came into Husky Stadium with their stingy veteran defense and never really gave the Huskies a change to get their offense going. However, the Huskies defense was also up to the task on Saturday forcing 3 turnovers of their own. The highlight was a fumble returned for a touchdown by Shaq Thompson, who is making this a habit lately. It was at tough fought game that really came down to a botched fake punt at mid field that Stanford was able to take down the field for the go-ahead score for a 20-13 victory. It was a perfect early fall day with the sun out which led to challenging shooting conditions but also some very hie light and effects.

Head Coach Chris Peterson with the team during warmups.
Head Coach Chris Peterson with the team during warmups.
Cardinal Head Coach David Shaw.
Cardinal Head Coach David Shaw.
Hau'oli Kikaha celebrates with Naijiel Hale.
John Timu celebrates with Naijiel Hale.
Cyler Miles fully extends on this throw...
Cyler Miles fully extends on this throw…
...That results in a TD to Jaydon Mickens.
…That results in a TD to Jaydon Mickens.
Mickens and Miles celebrate after the score.
Mickens and Miles celebrate after the score.
Corey Littleton flies into Kevin Hogan.
Corey Littleton flies into Kevin Hogan.
LB Shaq Thompson takes a fumble back for a TD as the crowd goes wild.
LB Shaq Thompson takes a fumble back for a TD as the crowd goes wild.
Peters and Thompson bump after the score.
Peters and Thompson bump after the score.
The ball is just out of the reach of UW's Marcus Peters.
The ball is just out of the reach of UW’s Marcus Peters.
Stanford Alums and current Seahawk teammates Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin were honorary Captains for this game.
Stanford Alums and current Seahawk teammates Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin were honorary Captains for this game.
Danny Shelton and Hau-oli Kikaha discuss between plays.
Danny Shelton and Hau-oli Kikaha discuss between plays.
Shaq wants to hear it from the crowd.
Shaq wants to hear it from the crowd.
Silhouetted Washington players jump to try and block a field goal.
Silhouetted Washington players jump to try and block a field goal.
Several Cardinal defenders bring down Cyler Miles.
Several Cardinal defenders bring down Cyler Miles.
The bench reacts to this Marcus Peters interception.
The bench reacts to this Marcus Peters interception.
The Huskies huddle on defense.
The Huskies huddle on defense.
Kevin Hogan sets up to pass.
Kevin Hogan sets up to pass.
UW Alum Jermaine Kearse is honored during a timeout.
UW Alum Jermaine Kearse is honored during a timeout.
Ty Montgomery tries to get around Budda Baker.
Ty Montgomery tries to get around Budda Baker.
Nose-tackle Danny Shelton tries to advance this fumble while Cardinal players pile on.
Nose-tackle Danny Shelton tries to advance this fumble while Cardinal players pile on.
Miles is brought down on a scramble.
Miles is brought down on a scramble.
Cyler Miles tries to break the grasp of the Cardinal defender.
Cyler Miles tries to break the grasp of the Cardinal defender.
The lineup.
The lineup.
Kevin Hogan dives in for the winning score in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Hogan dives in for the winning score in the fourth quarter.
Cyler Miles tries to reach the first down marker on the final drive, but was held short.
Cyler Miles tries to reach the first down marker on the final drive, but was held short.
Danny Shelton hugs Stanford coach David Shaw after a hard fought game.
Danny Shelton hugs Stanford coach David Shaw after a hard fought game.
A victorious Kevin Hogan runs off the field after the game.
A victorious Kevin Hogan runs off the field after the game.

 

This is good advice for your defense.
*Extra* This is good advice for your defense.
This is what they all play for. The National Championship trophy was on display on the field Saturday.
*Extra* This is what they all play for. The National Championship trophy was on display on the field Saturday.
Dubs looking adorbs.
*Extra* Dubs looking adorbs.

 

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.