McCaffrey leads No. 10 Stanford past Washington 31-14

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Christian McCaffrey caught a touchdown pass, ran for another score and gained 300 all-purpose yards in another sterling all-around performance to lead No. 10 Stanford to its sixth straight victory, 31-14 over Washington on Saturday night.

Kevin Hogan threw for 290 yards and two scores for the Cardinal (6-1, 5-0 Pac-12). They have topped 30 points in each game since a season-opening loss to Northwestern thanks to their efficient quarterback and all-purpose star.

McCaffrey, who entered the game with an FBS-best 253 all-purpose yards per game, had a 50-yard touchdown catch and 7-yard scoring run in the third quarter. In all, he ran 23 times for 109 yards, caught five passes for a career-high 112 yards and added 79 yards on kick returns in his third 300-yard all-purpose game of the season.

The Huskies (3-4, 1-3) were no match for the Cardinal, especially with starting quarterback Jake Browning watching with an injury. Backup K.J. Carta-Samuels completed just 9 of 21 passes for 118 yards as Washington didn't even cross midfield until the third quarter.

The one bright spot for the Huskies was freshman running back Myles Gaskin, who ran for 108 yards and a score for his third straight 100-yard game. Gaskin ran five times for 57 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter to cut Stanford's lead to 17-7.

McCaffrey took over from there. He sneaked out of the backfield on the next drive and hauled in a deep pass from Hogan before outrunning the defense for the touchdown. He then iced the game with his TD run to cap the next drive, making it 31-7.

The matchup between the Pac-12's top offense and top defense was one-sided from the start. Stanford took the opening kickoff and drive 62 yards in six plays for the score on Hogan's 21-yard pass to Austin Hooper.

The Huskies struggled to move the ball with Carta-Samuels getting his first career start in place of the injured Browning, who appeared to hurt his right shoulder late in last week's loss to Oregon.

Carta-Samuels, who had three career pass attempts coming into the game, was frequently off-target and could not even make the easy completions. The Huskies had just two first downs and 58 yards in the first half and never stood a chance.

The Cardinal methodically moved the ball downfield on their third drive, going 90 yards on 15 plays capped by Remound Wright's 1-yard dive.

A late 28-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina made it 17-0 at the break.


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