The Oregon Ducks have been the dominant program in the Pac-12 since realignment, and a even a period before that. But this year, UO is vulnerable, even in Autzen Stadium, where the Utah Utes laid a whooping on the green and gold (or whatever their colors were that night) in front of a national audience.
(If none of this rings a bell, then please see our excellent profile that describes just exactly what the hell Oregon is.)
Washington State has been on the other end of the Pac-12 spectrum during Oregon's run of success, and that has meant some lopsided contests. This year doesn't seem to be much different for the Cougs, but there is more hope thanks to the Ducks vulnerabilities. One of those is a defense that allows teams to "dink and dunk" as Brian Anderson pointed out. Fun Fact: Luke Falk may be the king of dinking and dunking, so there is a real shot to see the Cougs move the ball effectively in Eugene.
They'll probably need to, because Oregon is one of the nation's best running teams, and WSU has struggled to stop the rushing attacks of far lesser teams this season. The Cougs will probably get gashed for yardage on the ground. and definitely give up a few points.
Additionally, WSU seems almost guaranteed to give up special teams points at this point. Can they keep up on offense to be competitive?
Game time: 3 p.m. PT
TV channel: Pac-12 Network
Stream: Pac-12 Live (log-in required)
Radio: WSU IMG Network on TuneIn