Stanford starters Quenton Meeks, Alijah Holder out Saturday

The Stanford Cardinal head up to Seattle this weekend to face off against the Washington Huskies in a key PAC-12 North match-up. It should be a terrific game, but the defending conference champions will go into the game without two big pieces of their secondary.

Head coach David Shaw spoke with ESPN’s David Lombardi and said that starting cornerbacks Quenton Meeks and Alijah Holder would not be available to play on Saturday. He did not go into detail, but did clarify that they suffered injuries in last weekend’s win over UCLA.

“We’re facing a (Washington) team with a lot of speed, so we have to stay fresh,” Shaw said.

This is a tough break for the Cardinal as they will now have to rely on reserve corners Alameen Murphy and Terrence Alexander to step in on Friday. It is going to be even tougher for them when they realize that Jake Browning has thrown for over 900 yards and 14 touchdowns against just two interceptions in four games this year.

To add on to the Cardinal’s problems, wide receiver Francis Owusu after a helmet-to-helmet hit last weekend.

The two teams meet up on Friday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

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