Bill Connelly’s SP+ predictive metric likes the Huskies to stay unbeaten this weekend when they travel south to face Stanford.

The predictive model has the fifth-ranked Huskies winning  43-15, covering the 26.5-point spread. It gives Stanford only a 5% chance to win the game.

Washington took the nation by storm through seven weeks of action, fielding the nation’s top passing attack and an aggressive defense that allowed them to begin the year undefeated.

Then, Arizona State came into Seattle last week and scared the daylight out of UW, leading 7-3 deep in the fourth quarter before an 89-yard pick-six changed the tide and allowed the Huskies to prevail 15-7. The normally potent offensive attack of Michael Penix Jr. linking up the likes of Rome Odunze and Ja’Lynn Polk disappeared against the Sun Devils, as UW was only able to throw for a meager 275 yards while turning the ball over 4 times.

Stanford, though, won’t pressure UW the same.

The Cardinal has largely been an afterthought in Troy Taylor’s first season at the helm. Troy Taylor’s squad claimed only a win over Hawaii to its name — and fell to FCS Sacramento State — before everything clicked in Boulder. Ashton Daniels and Eric Ayomanor led a furious 29-point second-half rally, and Stanford managed to claim a 46-43 victory over Colorado in double overtime on Oct. 13.

The good times did not last, however, as UCLA marched into Palo Alto and humbled the Cardinal by a score of 42-7 last weekend.

The game between Washington and Stanford will take place at 4:00 p.m. PT on FS1.