The Washington State Cougars look to extend their winning streak over the Oregon Ducks to five games on Saturday night. This will be the toughest task for the Cougs since 2014, the last time Oregon won in the series. Tonight’s game is also the first time WSU has been double-digit underdogs to the Ducks since 2015—a game the Cougs won in overtime.
Limiting explosive plays will be key for a Cougar defense that had its best performance of the year its last time out against Colorado. However, the Ducks passing offense has been extremely efficient with Justin Herbert leading the charge. It’s not the most explosive passing attack, though, so the question will be whether WSU can keep Oregon from suddenly becoming something it hasn’t been to this point in the season.
Oregon’s defense has been very good, but struggled for the first time against the Washington Huskies last week. UW has the best offense the Ducks have faced. WSU’s is probably better, but attacks in a different way. It will be interesting to see what Anthony Gordon and friends can do in Eugene after Jacob Eason and the Huskies carved up the Ducks through the air.
Game time: 7:30 pm PT
TV channel: ESPN
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