November 5, 2007

Tough loss for Stanford

While there have been positives to take away from many of Stanford's wins, there really are none when it comes to Saturday's 27-9 loss against Washington. The defense played poorly and the offense not much better, something that Jim Harbaugh did not make many excuses for.

"We had too many penalties tonight, we couldn't put many series together, and we didn't play smart football," Harbaugh said. "We left a lot of points on the board tonight, and we let a lot of opportunities get away from us. We had the fumble on the two yard line and some missed catches and a missed extra point.

"We need to do a better job of playing mistake-free and error-free football. I felt like we got outplayed and out-coached, and we need to do a better job."

Harbaugh gave credit to Washington's running attack that haunted Stanford throughout the game.

"I feel like they did a great job and they are (Jake Locker and Louis Rankin) are as good a tandem as there is in the Pac-10," he said. "They were able to pick up a lot of third downs throughout the night and make a lot of big plays."

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