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Week 5 vs Washington: How to watch, open thread

Can Stanford hand Washington their first loss?

NCAA Football: Stanford at California Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Your Stanford Cardinal are coming to you live from Seattle, taking their talents on the road for the final two games of the season due to the order from Santa Clara County. Playing their first of a true two-week road trip, the Cardinal take on the Washington Huskies today at 1:00 pm.

Stanford left for Seattle on Tuesday of this week and bags were packed for a potential long trip, at least two weeks, but up to three weeks if the final game of the season during Pac-12 Championship Week did materialize.

Head coach David Shaw explained the process he and his staff went through with the trip.

“We always ask two questions: Should we and can we?” Shaw said. “The ‘should we’ is always answered by the student-athletes. Should we continue to play? Do we find a way to play?”

“Our student-athletes have worked extremely hard and been through a lot. They want to play.”

And play they shall.

The Cardinal will take on the undefeated Huskies (3-0) in what is a pivotal matchup for Washington as they have Oregon next up on their schedule. With the Ducks playing Cal this weekend, it’s likely this game, regardless of the outcome for Washington in this one, could be for the Pac-12 North title between Oregon and Washington. If they Ducks beat Cal, and they’ll be the only team who has a shot at taking the throne from Washington, win or lose versus Stanford.

It gives Washington something to play for, and unfortunately, the games kick off six hours apart, so the Huskies absolutely won’t be doing any scoreboard-watching in this one.

Regardless, here’s how to watch:

What: Stanford Cardinal @ Washington Huskies

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington

TV: FOX (Joe Davis, play-by-play; Mark Helfrich, analyst)