SEATTLE (AP) Preparing to face Washington a season ago, Stanford thought they would need the arm of Andrew Luck to dispatch of the Huskies.
Then Stepfan Taylor and his teammates started running and never were stopped.
The eighth-ranked Cardinal (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) head out on the road for the first time in 2012 on Thursday night when they travel to Washington (2-1, 0-0) looking to keep on running over the Huskies the way they did a year ago when Stanford set a school record with 446 yards rushing in the 65-21 victory.
It's been a dramatic few weeks for Stanford, which has gone from being peppered with questions about how it would survive without Luck, to now cracking the AP top 10 following its 21-14 upset of USC less than two weeks ago.
That escape from San Jose State's upset bid in a 20-17 win to open the season is now long in the memory banks.