There was always a case to be made that Stanford could end up being the Huskies biggest game of the season. That case depended on Washington getting off to an 0-3 start, and here we are.
The importance of this 7 p.m. Saturday game at Husky Stadium can hardly be overstated.
But Washington's problem is that it's a one-way importance: A win doesn't save the season, but a loss goes a long way to sinking it.
The Huskies have opened five-point favorites.
Anyway, some early-week links:
Meanwhile, we'll get back into regular game-week coverage around midday Monday, as will will likely get final kickoff time and TV arrangement for the game at Arizona next week, and then we'll hear from Coach Willingham and several Huskies for the first time since Thursday. Naturally, I'll blog as soon as news breaks.