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    Washington is back in a lofty position in the polls. Roberto Osuna Jersey . But the 10th-ranked Huskies staying power will be tested Friday night.Washington will play host to No. 7 Stanford on Friday night at 9 p.m. ET in the first matchup of top 10 teams at Husky Stadium in 19 years. The outcome could go a long way in determining the Pac-12 North and which team moves on as the leagues favorite to get to the College Football Playoff.Its awesome, no question about it, said Washington coach Chris Petersen.Stanfords an awesome program. Ill start with that -- program. This isnt just an awesome team. Theyve had an awesome program here for a while now. They know how to do it right and play good football, win championships. So its a great opportunity for the kids, and for everybody playing in a game like this.The Huskies (4-0 overall, 1-0 Pac-12) played a soft non-conference slate of Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State before surviving a road game at Arizona, 35-28 in overtime Saturday night. Stanford (3-0, 2-0) is much more battle-tested, having defeated Kansas State, USC and UCLA.The Cardinal, too, was taken to the brink last week, scoring a go-ahead touchdown with 24 seconds left and adding a fumble return for a score on the final play in a 22-13 victory at the Rose Bowl. Coach David Shaw was pleased how new starting quarterback Ryan Burns reacted to the do-or-die final drive after struggling for much of the game.There is no substituting the environment he was in, Shaw said after Mondays practice. Not playing a great game ... and coming back with a chance to win at the end of the game, you cant duplicate that.And you cant duplicate what were going to face this week: Top 10 opponent, in their house. Its going to be loud. Youre not going to be able to hear a thing. I think that environment, you dont know how youre going to respond until youre in it.Stanford has won 15 of its past 16 games and has tied a school-record by winning seven consecutive Pac-12 road games. The Cardinal has won three of the past four conference championships.Stanford also has won seven of the past eight meetings against Washington, including 31-14 last season. Cardinal star running back Christian McCaffrey gained 109 rushing yards and 112 receiving yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in that game.McCaffrey, by his standards, had an abnormally quiet game last week with 138 rushing yards and no touchdowns against UCLA. But Washington yielded 308 rushing yards in its overtime win over Arizona, including 173 to quarterback Brandon Dawkins.The Huskies defense, led by safety Budda Baker, cornerback Sidney Jones and linebacker Azeem Victor, is tied for the national lead with 13 takeaways. They are 15th in scoring defense, allowing 14.5 points per game.The Stanford defense, fueled by defensive tackle Solomon Thomas, is allowing 12.0 points per game against a tougher schedule.Washington quarterback Jake Browning is third nationally in passing efficiency (194.9), with 14 touchdown passes and two interceptions. He didnt play in last seasons loss to Stanford because of injury.Shaw said he is worried about Washingtons offensive speed, which includes receiver John Ross, tailback Myles Gaskin and tailback Lavon Coleman, who was an unlikely hero with a career-best 181 yards against Arizona.Speed everywhere, Shaw said. Their running backs have speed. Their receivers have speed. It used to be that you had to worry about that No. 1 guy (Ross) running by you. Now its a bunch of guys.Stanford likely has more speed that it gets credit for, as McCaffrey is not the only weapon on offense. Wide receiver Michael Rector has 4.4 speed, receiver Trenton Irwin had a team-high seven catches last week against UCLA and backup running back Bryce Love had five carries for 51 yards. He has been working his way back from injury and should be close to 100 percent this week, Shaw said.The Cardinal wont have receiver Francis Owusu, who suffered a concussion last week.This will be the first top 10 matchup in Seattle since No. 7 Nebraska beat the No. 2 Huskies 27-14 in 1997. Washington, earlier this month, reached the top 10 for the first time since Nov. 4, 2001.Are the Huskies all the way back?Fridays spotlight game will begin to really tell the tale.I just want everyone to enjoy college football and be all in, Petersen said. Players all in, fans all in, coaches, everybody ... all in. Kevin Pillar Jersey . Thousands of Southern California fans enveloped the Trojans to celebrate an improbable win secured by an interim coach, an inconsistent kicker and a thin defence that wouldnt break. Randal Grichuk Jersey . On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators. . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. College football coaches have a tendency to downplay the significance of national rankings, at least until the final polls are in.But when a ranking makes history, not only for the program but the conference as well, that makes all the difference.Troys move into the No. 25 spot in the Associated Press media poll this week is not only a first for the Trojans program but for the Sun Belt Conference as well.And Troy coach Neal Brown wasnt being coy about the ranking.I am proud of it, he said. I think it is significant for our conference, for Troy University, for our athletic department. It proves and validates what we are doing with our program.In just his second year as the head honcho, Brown, who served as offensive coordinator at Kentucky, Texas Tech and Troy before returning to the Trojans in December 2014, has injected new life in the program that fell on somewhat hard times after winning or sharing five consecutive conference championships from 2006 through 2010.Since winning a piece of the title with Florida International in 2010, the Trojans have experienced only one winning record in conference play, that being a 4-3 mark in 2013 that helped them to break even for the season overall at 6-6.The other four years the Trojans finished up with losing records both overall and in league play, including Browns first year in 2015 when they were 4-8 overall and 3-5 in Sun Belt play.But they will put an 8-1 overall record and 5-0 league mark on the line when they host Arkansas State (5-4, 5-0 Sun Belt) at 9:30 p.m. ET at Troys Veterans Memorial Stadium. ESPNU will air the tantalizing matchup of Sun Belt leaders.The Trojans have won seven consecutive games since throwing a scare into then-No. 2 Clemson back on Sept. 10 before losing 30-24.The Red Wolves have a winning streak going as well, having won their last five outings -- all in league play -- since dropping a shocker to Central Arkansas 28-23 on the last Saturday in September.I think it speaks really highly of Blake Anderson and his staff to get them off tthe mat and put five wins in a row together and to keep improving, Brown said. Youth Blue Jays Jerseys. Troy brings the leagues highest-scoring (38.1 ppg) and most productive offense (474.0 ypg) into the game led by the conferences leading rusher and third-most productive passer. Running back Jordan Chunn, who has earned the nickname MegaChunn for his 6-foot-1, 231-pound frame, has averaged 114.2 yards a game rushing.Quarterback Brandon Silvers has thrown for an average of 255.8 yards a contest while completing 65.6 percent of his passes with 19 touchdowns against only four interceptions. Wide receivers Deondre Douglas and Emanuel Thompson are tied for the league lead in receptions with 5.4 per game.Arkansas State has the No. 3 scoring defense in the conference, giving up 25.0 points per outing but has yielded 411.4 yards a game in total offense. Defensive ends JaVon Roland-Jones and Chris Odom have combined for 15 sacks, with Roland-Jones ranking third in the conference and Odom fourth.Sophomore quarterback Justice Hansen has completed only 58.5 percent of his passes but is coming off his best performance. In last weeks 41-22 win over New Mexico State, he was 20-of-27 passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.Running back Warren Wand leads the rushing attack with 607 yards and five touchdowns. He rushed for 99 yards on 13 carries for two touchdowns against New Mexico State.I think they have gotten healthy defensively, Brown said of the Red Wolves. They missed some guys early in the season.Once they settled on the quarterback, you can see the chemistry growing between him and the receivers. The offensive line is playing better, too. A lot of credit to that staff for the way they responded.The game will be the second in a row for the Trojans against a team unbeaten in Sun Belt play. They dealt Appalachian State its first league loss 28-24 last week at Troy.Attachments areaWholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 NFL Jerseys China China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online ' ' '