RECORDS: Stanford 4-0, 2-0 Pac-12; Washington 4-0, 1-0.

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. at Stanford Stadium.

TV: ESPN.

RADIO: 1050.

SERIES HISTORY: Washington leads 41-38-4, but Stanford has won six of the past eight.

STORYLINES: Fifth-ranked Stanford looks to stay on pace for the Pac-12 North title and extend its 12-game winning streak, the second-longest in the nation behind Ohio State (17 in a row). ... Recent history in big games favors Stanford: The Cardinal has won nine of its last 10 at home against ranked opponents; Washington has lost seven consecutive Pac-12 road games against ranked foes (all by double digits). ... The Cardinal will attempt to use its power running game to create downfield passing opportunities. Watch for the so-called elephant formation, with two offensive linemen and a fullback (Ryan Hewitt) in the backfield. ... The Huskies have switched to the no-huddle offense this season with quarterback Keith Price in command. Tailback Bishop Sankey leads the nation in rushing (151.8 yards per game).

INJURY UPDATE: Stanford -- DE Henry Anderson (knee) is out. Washington -- OL Erik Kohler (foot) is doubtful. DT Connor Cree (back) is probable.

MATCHUP TO WATCH: Stanford's defensive backs vs. Washington receivers Kasen Williams, Kevin Smith and Jaydon Mickens, who account for 60 percent of UW's receptions. This will the sternest test yet for Stanford's secondary: Williams, Smith and Mickens can turn short gains into big plays anywhere on the field. ... The more resources Stanford must devote to stopping the Huskies aerial attack, the less manpower available to contain Sankey. ... The Cardinal also must contend with the Huskies' Austin Seferian-Jenkins, perhaps the best tight end in the nation.


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STATS THAT MATTER: Stanford is third in the Pac-12 in third-down success (57.1 percent), and Washington's defense is last in third-down prevention (37.8 percent). ... Stanford has won 11 consecutive home games, the fourth-longest streak in the nation. ... The Huskies defense is stout in the red zone, allowing opponents to score touchdowns on only four of 10 opportunities. ... Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is 9-0 as a starter.

-- JON WILNER

NO. 5 STANFORD VS. NO. 15 WASHINGTON