No. 5 Stanford outlasts No. 15 Washington, 31-28

By Antonio Gonzalez

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Oct. 6 2013 12:16 a.m. MDT

Washington's Marcus Peters, right, makes an interception against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. At left are Stanford's Michael Rector and Washington's Will Shamburger.

George Nikitin, Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. — Ty Montgomery had 290 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, and fifth-ranked Stanford held on to beat No. 15 Washington 31-28 on Saturday night in a matchup of unbeaten Pac-12 North teams.

Montgomery returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a TD and caught a 34-yard pass for another score to put the Cardinal (5-0, 3-0) in control from the start and keep them there. Stanford led from wire-to-wire while winning its 13th straight game and 12th in a row at home, though Washington never went away.

Keith Price threw for 350 yards and two touchdowns and nearly led the Huskies (4-1, 1-1) back. But officials overturned Price's completed pass on fourth down in the final minutes to end Washington's rally.