Week 9: Dawgman.com Predictions

Washington travels down to Palo Alto to meet the Stanford Cardinal in hopes of finding their first Conference win of the season. Here is what the staff thinks will happen on Saturday afternoon in newly remodeled Stanford Stadium.

Results after Week 8
Dawgman, 4-4:
Grinolds, 7-1:
Fetters, 6-2:
Eklund, 4-4:
Baird, 2-6:
DuckFighter, 3-5:
Thrapp, 4-4:
Rico, 3-5:
Johnson, 6-2:
Kaiser, 4-4:
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David Samek, Publisher, RECORD: 4-4 (.500)

I don't even know what to say or type after last week's debacle. It was embarrassing to say the least, being a UW alum, to have witnessed such a meltdown on defense at a homecoming game. I'm even more embarrassed that Grinolds is the only one on this stinking staff that foresaw it. I am now to the point where this team has to show me that it can win another game this year. I have doubts that they can win on the road at Stanford. Ty should know this place well and should win this game. I'm not picking him to though. Come on Ty, prove me wrong.

Prediction: WASHINGTON 28 - STANFORD 34
Kim Grinolds, Business Operations, RECORD: 7-1 (.875)

Stanford is not only beat up, they're just not that good. Why will Washington win? Jake. Let me say it again. Jake. And again. Jake. It's Stanford at Stanford, and they are very beatable. Before the game, I'll make sure and point to the sky. I'm sure C-Dub got a front row seat for this one. God Bless you Curtis. Come on Dawgs, do it for #25.

Prediction: WASHINGTON 35 - STANFORD 24
Chris Fetters, Editor-in-Chief, RECORD: 6-2 (.750)

I'm gonna do it again. I'm gonna go against my head on this one - and being on the road in the Pac-10, you'd be reaching to think a team with no league wins will find their first one away from home, but the Huskies did that two years ago at Arizona, and I think they are going to do that Saturday at Stanford. I think the defense is going to be able to get to Tavita Pritchard and cause him problems. Jake Locker is going to continue to emerge as one of the top offensive threats in the Pac and UW will do enough to hang on in the fourth quarter and win.

Prediction: WASHINGTON 28 - STANFORD 24
Scott Eklund, Columnist, RECORD: 4-4 (.500)

When you think things can't get worse they just seem to keep getting further and further away from anything positive. Washington did the ultimate "coug it" last week when the let a 15-point lead evaporate in the span of 12 minutes to lose to a woeful Arizona squad 48-41. Will this week get any better? It's hard to believe it will. Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh has his team playing well and the Huskies seem to be clueless on how to finish a game. Huskies lose another heart-breaker...

Prediction: WASHINGTON 20 - STANFORD 22
Dick Baird, Columnist, RECORD: 2-6 (.250)

It's time to end this losing streak, it's gotten way too old now. This is the week, as Jake goes for 400 himself by land and by air, and the Defense holds Stanford under 400 for the game. I see Ryan Perkins winning it with a chip shot Field Goal at the buzzer to break out of this funk for the Dawgs. Now make it so!

Prediction: WASHINGTON 27 - STANFORD 24
Race Bannon, DuckFighter Illustrated former Publisher, RECORD: 3-5 (.375)

The Washington Lockers head to the Farm to face the Stanford Tree in a game that Willingham supporters fervently hope puts the bar low enough for the gang that couldn't defend straight to trip over. If they can't get this one there are not enough media lap dog apologists in the world to put this Humpty Dumpty back together again. Jake Locker, or Jack Lockner, depending on your regional bias, is simply sublime. Sublime enough to overcome the ridiculous that was a 48 point give up to Arizona.

Prediction: Jake Locker 42 - STANFORD 38
Patrick Thrapp, Columnist, RECORD: 4-4 (.500)

I just don't know what to think about these Huskies. I really thought they'd beat Arizona. That went up in smoke. I really believe they can beat Stanford, but.... Yes the proverbial but. This game at Stanford should be a win also. Yet Harbaugh has them playing pretty well considering the past few years. SO I don't know what to think. I will go with hope and say UW wins on the road in Palo Alto.

Prediction: WASHINGTON 34 - STANFORD 31
Rick Samek, Columnist, RECORD: 3-5 (.375)

At the beginning of the season – seemingly seven years ago – I had boldly predicted during Syracuse week that Washington would win three games on the campaign. So after those first two weeks, it looked like a huge chunk of humble pie was in the offing for my deteriorating stomach (even though my initial prediction was never published due to a bizarre curling accident). But now it looks as if it's down to this game and the Apple Cup as the two winnables remaining. Is this one winnable? Certainly. Will they? Don't think so. It just doesn't look like anyone's enjoying themselves anymore – and that makes it hard to win football games. Forget the X's and O's - you gotta enjoy what you're doing out there. And to me, the joy that College Saturday brings seems pitched from the 2007 Washington Huskies.

Prediction: WASHINGTON 24 - STANFORD 38
Derek Johnson, Columnist, RECORD: 6-2 (.750)

am selecting Washington to beat Stanford merely on the theory that things can't get any worse for the Huskies than they did last week. This week the running and passing clinic put on by Jake Locker will be enough for the Dawgs on the road against a plodding and mediocre Cardinal squad. However, if Washington loses this game, the caterwauling of agonizing Husky fans will be immense. The UW would want to change the team slogan from "Return of the Dawgs" to "Husky Football: All the Penance without the Pleasure."

Prediction: WASHINGTON 34 - STANFORD 24
Joe Kaiser, Intern Emeritus, RECORD: 4-4 (.500)

Washington has no business losing this game, just like it had no business losing last week's game against Arizona. But like like week, they will lose. Look for Stanford to exploit the Huskies defense and pull away late--as has been a theme for Husky opponents all season--for a double-digit win in Palo Alto. Jake Locker will have another three-touchdown performance, but the Huskies won't score enough to keep up with Mark Bradford and company. It's going to get uglier before it gets pretty folks...

Prediction: WASHINGTON 28 - STANFORD 41
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