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As the rest of the CougCenter staff knows, searching for the daily links for HCA can bring a mixed bag. Sometimes there is a ton of great content about the Cougs. Other times it’s really slim pickings.

This week was a mix of both. Here is one example from Ducks Maven — a Sports Illustrated site.

Oregon has opened as a 15-point favorite according to VegasInsider.com, and there’s a very good chance that the line could grow as we get closer to kickoff. The Ducks, who all-but-guaranteed a spot in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game with a win over Washington on Saturday, have struggled mightily against the Cougars in recent years, losing to WASU in each of the last four seasons.

There is a lot to unpack here — yes that post actually says WASU. However, I will resist a full line-by-line breakdown of the post to avoid any firestorms, as longtime CougCenter readers might remember.

Instead of digging any further, I’ll just leave these here.

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Football:

The Ducks Open as Heavy Favorites over Washington State at Home Next Weekend
The Ducks will play host to the Cougars next weekend, and they'll look to end October with a blowout victory as they enter the game as two-touchdown favorites.

Washington State rewind: Defense crosses off top items on checklist in 41-10 win over Colorado | SWX Right Now - Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA
We will take another look at what the Cougars did to piece together a defensive effort that was long-awaited and much-needed in this edition of the Washington State rewind, along with Max Borghi’s production and Blake Mazza’s perfect season.

Buffs again face disappointment in road loss at Washington State
Playing in cold, wet conditions at Martin Stadium in Pullman on Saturday, the Buffaloes’ offense managed to venture into Washington State territory on four of their