Washington at Stanford 10/22/11

Stanford faced their toughest test of the season (it's all relative) as the Washington Huskies came to town. Turns out that the test only lasted one quarter as Stanford hit the gas from the second quarter on and cruised to a 65-21 win to get to 7-0 on the season. Two seconds after this picture, the players broke the huddle and I came really close to getting trampled.

Washington huddle

I was coming down from the stands after shooting a friends and his family when I saw the Washington players running back to the locker room. I sprinted along side them so I could get the cool shadows against the grass.

Washington shadows

With the precarious pre-game over, I got down to business. Here's a panning shot of Stanford kicking off:

Stanford kickoff

Cort Dennison & Jeremy Stewart

Stanford initially had a hard time containing Washington running back Chris Polk, here Johnson Bademosi dives in a vain attempt to trip up Polk...

Johnson Bademosi & Chris Polk

...who took it all the way and was kind enough to celebrate right in front of me:

Chris Polk

Drew Terrell made a touchdown catch in the second quarter that I totally blew. You can read all about it over at Big Lens Fast Shutter. Here's the celebration, which I managed not to blow:

Jeremy Stewart, Drew Terrell & Andrew Luck

I redeemed myself a bit on the following drive, guessing right on positioning and lens. Washington receiver Jermaine Kearse didn't cooperate fully, dropping the ball after juggling it right at me:

Jermaine Kearse & Cason Kynes

Kearse also bobbled this pass under pressure from Stanford safety Michael Thomas:

Jermaine Kearse & Michael Thomas

This play was really close to a touchdown, but no points:

Griff Whalen & Gregory Ducre

Here Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant rips off the helmet of Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu. You can't do that:

Chris Owusu & Desmond Trufant

I love that Stepfan Taylor was watching himself on the video board (either looking for defenders trying to catch him, or just admiring his style) as he breaks away for a 70-yard touchdown:

Stepfan Taylor

Coby Fleener & Ryan Hewitt

Always a nervous moment when Andrew Luck scrambles:

Andrew Luck & Garret Gilliland

Anthony Wilkerson & Will Shamburger

Semi-celebrity sighting:

Cory Booker

Stanford is away for a couple of weeks before returning to face 7th ranked Oregon.