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Stanford runs wild in 65-21 win over Washington

By Antonio Gonzalez

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Oct. 22 2011 9:35 p.m. MDT

Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu, bottom, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Washington safety Sean Parker (1) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.

Paul Sakuma, Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. — Stepfan Taylor, Tyler Gaffney and Anthony Wilkerson powered seventh-ranked Stanford to a school-record 446 yards rushing to blow past No. 22 Washington 65-21 on Saturday night.

The running backs gave Heisman Trophy hopeful Andrew Luck some rest as the Cardinal (7-0, 5-0 Pac-12) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games. Taylor ran for 138 yards, Gaffney 117 yards and Wilkerson 93 yards to break the previous team mark of 439 in a victory over Oregon State in 1981.

Facing the first ranked opponent of the season, Stanford pounded the Huskies (5-2, 4-1) in a critical Pac-12 North matchup.

Chris Polk ran for scores from 46 and 61 yards in the first half to keep Washington close early. He finished with 144 yards rushing as the Cardinal's defense clamped down.

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