The 2013 NCAA football live stream and televised presentation of Stanford vs. Washington State will be among the final games on the schedule for week 5 featuring a top-ranked team in action. The Stanford Cardinal are currently No.5 overall, and Washington State will look to put them on "upset alert" in Seattle, Wash. The latest TV and live stream NCAA football game will be presented by ESPN's sports networks.
An ESPN.com game report on Sept. 28 notes that the Washington State Cougars have been solid on defense through their first three games, holding opponents to an average of 17 points a game. That's good enough to rank the Cougars at 12th overall in the nation in points against. They're also 16th overall when it comes to passing yards, with 328.8 per game.
They still have a blemish on their record, having lost one game so far to Auburn of the SEC, giving them a 3-1 record overall and a 1-0 record in the Pac-12. Among their wins, was a close 10-7 upset win against then No.25 team USC back on Sept. 7. Since then, they've dispatched of Southern Utah 48-10 and Idaho 42-0. Now they'll look to defeat their conference rivals, the Stanford Cardinal, who will hope to keep building upon their 3-0 overall and 1-0 conference record.
As a starter, Stanford's quarterback Kevin Hogan holds an undefeated 8-0 record, though it's noted he hasn't really been tested a lot this year. A defense like Washington State's could provide that first big test. In last year's meeting, Stanford won 24-17, but Washington St. limited them on ofense, holding them to just 256 yards for the game. As for rushing, they only allowed 150 yards to the Cardinal. After surviving a bit of a comeback attempt in the second half last week against Arizona State, Stanford coach David Shaw realizes his team needs to take each opponent serious. Shaw told the media:
"We took it to them in the first half, they took it back to us in the second half and that's what we're going to have in our conference. If you have a team down, you better keep going because the team's going to come back."
Right now, only Ohio State has more consecutive wins in college football with sixteen, while Stanford has 11 straight. They'll be playing the first half without safety Ed Reynolds, who was ejected last week for lowering his head to make contact with QB Taylor Kelly's helmet on a hit.
Stanford enters this away game as the favorite, with odds makers giving them the -9 1/2 edge to win, with the over/under set at 47 combined points for the tewo teams. Weather reports have a 70% chance for showers and a chilly kickoff temperature of 53 degrees for tonight's Pac-12 matchup.
Saturday's Stanford vs. Washington State game has a scheduled start time of 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. United States viewers can see it on cable or satellite television via ESPN. In addition, various cable and satellite providers are partnered with WatchESPN, and customers of those specific companies should be able to log in and view the game live streaming online. See WatchESPN here for more details.