Husky linkage and a prediction

Former Washington Husky football great Don McKeta was asked at Wednesday’s Kitsap Athletic Roundtable meeting how good the current Huskies are?

“We’ll find out on Saturday,” was McKeta’s succinct answer.

He’s right.

Other than Nebraska, which hasn’t turned out to be the powerhouse many thought it would be, the Huskies haven’t played any one of note.

But they will on Saturday.

Unbeaten and No. 7 Stanford’s the real deal. There’s a reason why the Cardinal is favored by 20.5 points. His name is Andrew Luck.

Here’s some linkage on the Huskies to help get you primed for Saturday’s Pac-12 game (5 p.m., ABC).:

Andrew Luck’s growing legend not lost on Huskies. The story by Scott M. Johnson of the Everett Herald ran in our paper today, but in case you missed it, here it is.

Here’s’s video preview of the Stanford-Washington game. Spencer Tillman says Stanford’s still under the radar because the Cardinal hasn’t played anybody. “They’re still not tested,” Tillman said. Hmm, sounds like Washington in that regard.

As 20-point underdogs, Dawgs task is formidable, according to this take at UW’s record as an underdog on the road against top-10 teams isn’t good.

Art Thiel of poses this question: What if UW’s Keith Price outplays Andrew Luck?

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes about an interesting battle of the beef: Washington defensive tackle Ta’ama vs. Stanford guard DeCastro, who is from Bellevue. Both are considered possible first-round NFL draft picks.

Can Washington’s offense keep up with Stanford’s offense. That’s the focus of this story by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune breaks down the rich QB history at both Washington and Stanford. Combined, they’ve sent 24 quarterbacks to the NFL.

Want to buy a piece of Husky Stadium?

Finally, UWTV is airing another episode in its 10-part series “on the history, games and personalities that make Husky Stadium a landmark in the Northwest. “Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium” airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. All past episodes are archived online at:

The Prediction

As far as the Dawgs have come, as good as they have looked the past two games, I don’t think they’re ready to take down Stanford. Both teams have a lot of weapons, but Stanford’s defense will be the difference in this one, not Andrew Luck.

The pick: Cardinal 37, Huskies 23.


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