October 6, 2019 / 6:19 AM / 16 days ago

Stanford defends home turf, downing No. 15 Washington

EditorsNote: Shortens hed; corrects to junior in 2nd graf; corrects Wash conf record in 3rd graf

Oct 5, 2019; Stanford, CA, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Jacob Eason (10) warms-up on the field before the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Scarlett rushed for a career-high 151 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries as host Stanford upset No. 15 Washington 23-13 Saturday night in Pacific-12 Conference play.

Junior quarterback Davis Mills, starting for the injured K.J. Costello, completed 21 of 30 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown, a 42-yarder to Simi Fehoko with 10 minutes left in the second quarter that gave the Cardinal (3-3, 2-2) the lead for good. Mills left in the fourth quarter with an apparent left knee injury, leaving Stanford to finish the game with Jack West under center.

The Huskies (4-2, 1-2) have lost their past six trips to Stanford, dating to 2007.

Washington’s Jacob Eason, a transfer from Georgia, completed just 16 of 36 passes for 206 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Richard Newton rushed for a team-high 64 yards before leaving with an injury.

Stanford held a 13-10 lead at the half.

The Huskies had a chance to tie the score on their opening possession of the third quarter, but coach Chris Petersen eschewed a 30-yard field-goal attempt, and a fourth-down pass was batted down.

The Cardinal made it 20-10 on Scarlett’s 4-yard touchdown run with 6:02 left in the third.

Peyton Henry’s 38-yard field goal pulled the Huskies within 20-13 entering the fourth.

Stanford’s Jet Toner kicked his third field goal of the game, a 36-yarder with 8:04 left, to cap the scoring.

The Cardinal scored on their first possession of the game, capping the drive with Toner’s 20-yard field goal.

The Huskies then marched 75 yards in 10 plays, taking a 7-3 lead on Eason’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Cade Otton.

Washington again stopped the Cardinal short of the goal line, and they had to settle for another 20-yarder by Toner to make it 7-6 with 12:58 left in the second.

Stanford forced the Huskies into a three-and-out on their next possession and capitalized with a 42-yard scoring strike from Mills to Fehoko to take a 13-7 advantage.

Henry kicked a 25-yarder with 5:59 left in the half to trim Stanford’s lead to 13-10.

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