Stanford goes on the road to face Washington State Saturday in a battle of top-25 Pac-12 teams. Falk needed four coming into Saturday's game, but threw a 12-yard touchdown to Tavares Martin Jr. with 10:49 left in the second quarter. Stanfordhas won eight of the last nine meetings with Washington State, but the Cougars have covered the spread in the last two encounters.
With Love on the bench last week, Stanford produced just 222 yards of total offense in a narrow victory over cellar-dweller Oregon State.
Washington State (7-2) was the latest victim of Khalil Tate and the Arizona Wildcats.
It hasn't always been pretty, but Stanford (6-2) has found a way to keep themselves in the thick of the Pac-12 North race. The Cardinal are now 6-2 on the season and 5-1 in the Pac-12.
In his only start this season, when Chryst was injured, Costello completed 15 of 24 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, but it was Love who carried the offensive load in a 34-24 win over Arizona State, rushing for 301 yards and three TDs. However, he missed last week's game with an ankle injury and is questionable to play today as well. I expect them to move the ball consistently enough to pull away from the Cardinal.