STANFORD AT WASHINGTON
RECORDS: Stanford 3-0, 1-0 Pac-12, Washington 2-1, 0-0
KICKOFF: 6 p.m. at CenturyLink Field (capacity: 67,000)
SERIES HISTORY: Washington leads 40-38-4, but Stanford has won four in a row and six of the past seven.
STORYLINES: Stanford returns from a bye week looking to build on the momentum generated by its Sept. 15 upset of USC. ... The No. 8 Cardinal must win to keep pace with Oregon in the Pac-12 North. ... This is the first road game of Stanford's season and the first road start of quarterback Josh Nunes' career. ... Stanford has won the past two meetings by a combined score of 106-21 and rushed for a school-record 446 yards last season. ... Stanford must contain UW quarterback Keith Price, one of the Pac-12's best, who excels at making plays on the run. ... CenturyLink Field is the permanent home of the Seattle Seahawks and the temporary home for UW while Husky Stadium undergoes a major renovation.
INJURY UPDATE: Stanford -- FB Geoff Meinken (knee) and TB Anthony Wilkerson (lower leg) are out. Washington -- WR James Johnson (wrist), G Colin Tanigawa (knee), OT Ben Riva (forearm) and OL Erik Kohler (knee) are out.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: Stanford's defensive line and linebackers against UW's offensive line. ... The Huskies expected to have four returning starters up front, but injuries have left center Drew Schaefer as the lone
STATS THAT MATTER: Stanford leads the nation in run defense (41.7 yards per game), while Washington averages just 113.7 yards on the ground and 3.3 yards per carry. ... The Cardinal leads the Pac-12 in turnover margin (plus-2.0). ... Washington is third in the conference in third-down conversions (41.9 percent), while Stanford is ninth (30.8 percent). ... Stanford has nine sacks in three games; Washington has four.
-- JON WILNER