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November 11, 2006 at 1:25 AM

The pick – Huskies

Meant to post this a lot earlier, not that there’s much drama in picking a 19.5-point favorite to win.
There really isn’t any excuse for UW not to win this game.
In the position breakdowns we do each week, I gave UW every edge and barely even thought twice about any of them.
As long as the Huskies don’t fall victim to themselves — either feeling undue pressure due to what’s riding on the game, or simply once again coming out of the gate slow — they should win relatively easily.
The only way I see Stanford having a chance is if it can stop UW’s run game. That’s the only thing that makes some statistical sense as the Cardinal did a decent job on USC last week, holding the Trojans to 108 yards on 32 carries. And we all know the troubles UW has had running the last few weeks. Something similar and UW could have some dicey moments today, especially if the weather’s a real factor.
But Tim Lappano is promising surprises with the running game, apparently, and maybe that will bring a spark. I think the return of Kenny James will be enough as is.
In the end, I picked UW to win 27-6 but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was even more of a rout.

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