STANFORD, CA – For the second straight year, the Stanford offense couldn’t muster even 300 yards of offense against Washington, but this time a pair of huge kick returns made the difference as the Cardinal avenged last year’s upset loss in Seattle with a 31-28 victory on Saturday night.
Ty Montgomery took the game’s opening kickoff back 99 yards for a kickoff to stake Stanford to an early 7-0 lead. Late in the third quarter after Washington had pulled to within three points, Montgomery struck again, taking the ensuing kickoff back 68 yards and setting the Cardinal up with a short field. Three plays and 19 yards later and Stanford led again by 10 points.
Montgomery also had two carries on offense for 30 yards and three receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown. The junior had 290 all-purpose yards on the night.
Washington quarterback Keith Price threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns in the defeat and running back Bishop Sankey racked up 125 yards and two scores of his own.
John Tautges and Terry Donahue called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.