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Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks - 10/12/13

Oregon Ducks (5-0) at Washington Huskies (4-1)

NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Husky Stadium)

The Line: Washington Huskies +14 -- Over/Under: 71.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports 1

The Washington Huskies and the Oregon Ducks face of on Saturday in a battle of two ranked Pac-12 college football teams.

The Washington Huskies fought the good fight against Stanford this past Saturday but in the end they were on the wrong side of the scoreboard taking the loss. UW is averaging 37.4 points and 557 yards per game. QB Keith Price has completed 71.2 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and three interception and he has also rushed for a touchdown. Bishop Sankey is averaging 5.6 yards per carry with seven touchdowns and he has nine receptions and another touchdown while Jesse Callier is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and he has three touchdowns. Jaydon Mickens leads the Huskies receivers with 30 catches and two touchdowns and Kevin Smith and Kasen Williams each have 21 catches. The Washington defense allows just 14.8 points and 287.8 yards per game with seven interceptions, a fumble recovery, and 15 sacks. Princeton Fulmaono leads the Washington defense with 36 tackles, Shaq Thompson has 35 tackles, and John Timu has 31 tackles. The Washington defense will face a very stiff test in this one.

Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks - 10/12/13

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The Oregon Ducks have been virtually unstoppable this season and they looked poised to make a run at the National Championship game. The Oregon offense is averaging 59.2 points per game and 630.4 yards. Marcus Mariota is completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns with no interceptions and he has rushed for 338 yards and seven touchdowns. Byron Marshall is averaging 6.3 yards per carry with four touchdowns and he has eight receptions and DeAnthony Thomas is averaging 8.0 yards per carry with six touchdowns after missing last week he is questionable this week. Defensively Oregon is allowing 11.8 points and 331.2 yards per game with six interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, and 12 sacks. Derrick Malone has 42 tackles, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has 29 tackles, and Tony Washington has 24 tackles including four sacks. Oregon has shown no signs of slowing down or vulnerability.

Washington is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven Pac-12 games, 14-3 against the spread in their last 17 home games, and 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oregon is 5-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games, and 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games. The favorite is 12-3-1 against the spread in the last 16 meetings of these two.

Oregon hasn’t been tested this year but on the road in a tough building this one should be a stiff test and while I have see the Ducks pile it on and run wild, I see the Huskies at least keeping it close at home. 

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