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No. 16 Stanford using bye week to rest, recruit before playing at Washington on Sept. 27

  • Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, left, is chased by Army defensive lineman Richard Glover during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, left, is chased by Army defensive lineman Richard Glover during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) makes a touchdown catch as Army defensive back Chris Carnegie defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery (7) makes a touchdown catch as Army defensive back Chris Carnegie defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

David Shaw had to search through his practice plans from 2011 to determine how he wanted to approach Stanford's two-week stretch between games.

Forgive the coach for needing a refresher. After all, it has been three years since Stanford had a full bye week — and this season it actually has two.

The Cardinal had a couple of extra days off before and after a Thursday night game each of the past two seasons. Coming off a 35-0 win over Army on Saturday, the next game for No. 16 Stanford (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) is at Washington on Sept. 27. Stanford also has a bye Nov. 8 between games against Oregon and Utah.

Shaw says he has shortened practices this week from what he did in 2011. Along with his coaches, he's also going out on a recruiting trip.