Star Stanford running back Bryce Love will play Saturday against No. 25 Washington State.
The No. 21 Cardinal made the announcement Friday, about 24 hours before the key Pac-12 North game in Pullman, Washington.
Love, a Heisman Trophy contender, has been dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of last week's slim victory over Oregon State.
The nation's leading rusher had practiced all week.
Said Washington State coach Mike Leach of Love: "He's a good running back in a conference full of good running backs.''
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Heisman contender RB Bryce Love back for Stanford-Wazzu matchup