#7 Stanford at #10 Washington 9 PM ESPN
- The Cardinal travel to Seattle to take on a red hot Huskies squad in a "win or go home" Pac-12 North contest. Stanford defeated UCLA in a fourth quarter slugfest 22-14 last week. Washington is coming off a classic #Pac12AfterDark last minute fireworks show type of win against Arizona last week. The Huskies will need to muster enough firepower in the form of sophomores QB Jake Browning and RB Myles Gaskin (he's a very good 2018 RB). Washington's defense is loaded with playmakers to slow down standout Cardinal RB Christian McCaffery just enough to make it a ball game. Can the Huskies go blow for blow against the physical Cardinal for four quarters? Will McCaffery add another slew of highlights on his way to a date in New York in December?
Stanford prospect to watch
1. Christian McCaffery 6'0 202 RB Junior
- McCaffery might be the nation's most versatile weapon. The 2015 Heisman finalist has an array of skillsets including returning kicks. Should be in New York again at the end of the year. NFL legacy as he's the son of former Broncos wide receiver Ed and brother Max had a pretty solid career for Duke. He's off to a great start this year. If he holds up physically all year, it's a high probability that he declares for the draft.
Washington prospects to watch
1. Azeem Victor 6'3 239 LB Junior
- Victor is a physical force of nature in the vein of James Harrison. Mainly deployed as an outside pass rusher but has improved his pass coverage skills considerably. Instincts are still a work in progress but is a willing tackler. Athleticism is above average. Hand usage is average. Underrated starter for the Huskies.
2. Budda Baker 5'10 178 S Junior
- The Huskies' best defensive prospect this year. Baker can play both corner and safety. He is on the smaller size for a safety. Pass coverage is a plus asset. Possesses an center fielder mindset and will get to most balls thrown his way. Agility is excellent and can turn his hips on a dime. Versatile and athletic enough to play both ways on offense and defense. The frame is a big question mark, however.
3. Elijah Qualls 6'2 293 DL Senior
- The heir apparent to current Cleveland Brown defensive tackle Danny Shelton is a good player in his own right. Possesses a high motor and will not quit on a play until the echo of the whistle. The anchor of the defensive line and by in part, the defense. Needs to learn how to control his weight as it tends to fluctuate on the high side. A physical dominant force when he needs to be.