The Stanford Cardinal wasted no time to get their offensive machine going against the Washington Huskies defense. On their first play from scrimmage, senior wide receiver Chris Owusu took a reverse pitch for 45 yards into Washington territory. A pair of runs by junior Stefan Taylor and a pair of passes by senior quarterback Andrew Luck set up a two yard touchdown run by senior running back Jeremy Stewart.
After the Huskies weren't able to get their offense going in their first drive, Stanford drove the field again, this time finishing their drive off with a 39-yard field goal by Jordan Williamson.
Washington got its offense moving after only gaining eight yards on its first drive. Sophomore quarterback Keith Price completed four of his five passes, including two important third down conversion passes to senior wide receiver Devin Aguilar. The drive was capped off by a 46-yard run by senior running back Chris Polk. It is a good sign for the Huskies if they can establish its run game against the No. 2 best run defense in the country.
Stanford leads 10-7 after one quarter of play.