Morris’s TD end puts Washington ahead of Stanford 20-13
Dylan Morris threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jalen McMillan with 21 seconds left, lifting Washington to Stanford 20-13 on Saturday night.
Sean McGrew ran for 114 yards on 19 carries to mark Washington’s best game of the year with the ball. Cameron Davis added 99 yards on 18 attempts to help the Huskies (4-4, 3-2 Pac-12) rack up 229 rushing yards, a season-high.
Peyton Henry tied his career high with four field goals.
Loud music followed from the Washington locker room as the Huskies celebrated their first victory at Stanford since 2007.
“That feeling over there is just going to give us a lot more confidence,” Morris said. “It’s the resilience we have in this team. We insisted on all the details this week and came out energetically and got started quickly. It clearly showed in this game.
Stanford has lost three straight games since eliminating No. 3 Oregon.
“This is not the way we wanted to come out after the pass,” said Stanford coach David Shaw. “Honestly (we) played well defensively the whole game, but again it comes down to two minutes and we couldn’t get the save to finish the game. This is how we lose.
The Cardinal (3-5, 2-4) led most of the game before scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter to take a brief lead.
Quarterback Tanner McKee scored from a one-yard dive and Joshua Karty kicked a 43-yard basket that gave Stanford a 13-12 lead.
The Huskies returned the ball on the downs in his subsequent possession, but forced a three-and-out to get the ball back with 2:51 to go.
After Washington was called up for a delay in the first game, the Huskies quickly moved onto the field and appeared to be bracing for a field goal before Morris pitched a perfect pitch to McMillan for the game-winning score.
“We had fewer seconds there and more time-outs,” said coach Jimmy Lake. “We felt like they were going to crouch over there to try and stop us against the race. We went down the slope and off we went. Dylan Morris launched a strike and a great job from Jalen McMillan.
Take it away
Washington: The Huskies are feeling a lot better after their second straight win. Morris pulled off the winning shot, but it was Washington’s running game that made the difference. McGrew and Davis were unstoppable most of the night.
Stanford: The Cardinal made a handful of big plays but was too stagnant offensively. The defense made a critical fourth save in the fourth quarter, but a break in coverage was costly.
Washington: Play Oregon number 7 on November 6.
Stanford: Host from Utah on November 5.