In college football’s Week 7 action, two top-10-rated, unbeaten rivals face off in Seattle. On Saturday, No. 8 Oregon travels to face No. 7 Washington in a game that may decide second place and possibly first place.
The winner of this game would move into first place in the Pac-12 standings and become the clear favorite to win the conference title with a victory against the Ducks or Huskies paired with a likely loss by USC on its home turf at Notre Dame this week.
The Ducks (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated Stanford 42-6 in Palo Alto two weeks ago, while the Huskies (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) barely defeated Arizona 31-24 in their most recent game.
The Huskies defeated the Ducks in a back-and-forth game at Autzen Stadium one year ago, 37-34, and the Ducks are seeking to exact revenge.
Each and every one of Oregon’s players, according to coach Dan Lanning, knew precisely how much this game meant to them, both to themselves and to other Duck fans in the room. They wanted to win, he continued. He asserted that regardless of who they were up against when they entered the field, they intended to go out there and engage in fierce competition.
Since the 19th century, Oregon and Washington have faced each other more than 100 times in football, with Washington currently holding a 61-48-5 advantage in the overall series. But in the twenty-first century, the Ducks have outperformed the Huskies. Even though they lost the thrilling game at Autzen Stadium last year, Oregon has taken 15 of the last 20 matchups.
On December 1st, 1900, Eugene, Oregon won the inaugural encounter between the institutions with a commanding score of 43-0. The clubs wouldn’t meet again until 1903, with Washington winning 6-5 in Seattle. From 1904 until 1942, the two colleges competed in 35 games, with Washington holding a slim overall advantage (17-15-3), winning 17 of them.
There aren’t many games this season that will be more entertaining than No. 7 Washington (5-0) vs. No. 8 Oregon (5-0). The programs have met 103 times, but this is their first meeting with top-10 teams. The only Pac-12 teams to enter the playoffs will face off in this game; these are the schools that left the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, ensuring the league’s doom but not actually starting it.
It is a matchup of 2 of the finest 4 offenses in the country, each of which is led by a Heisman candidate. Together, they have thrown 31 touchdown passes and three picks.
The game will begin at 3:30 PM ET at Seattle’s Husky Stadium. The Huskies are currently favored by 3 points in the Washington vs. Oregon odds, and according to consensus at SportsLine, the over/under is 67 points. Prior to making any predictions or bets on Oregon vs. Washington.
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Both teams are prepared to win the crucial game: Oregon is closely behind Washington at No. 2 overall with 555.8 yards per game on average working on offense, which is No. 1 in college football, and Washington is No. 1 overall with 569.4 total yards per game and quarterback Michael Penix is No. 2 in yards and No. 1 in yards per pass.
For “College GameDay,” this will be the city’s third visit since 2016.
According to USA Today, University of Washington graduate and actor Joel McHale joined ESPN as his alma mater’s Week 7 guest picker and predicted a victory for the Huskies.
Desmond Howard, Pat McAfee, Lee Corso, and others on the panel selected Washington, Stanford Washington was Steve’s choice.
Making Predictions For Oregon vs. Washington
Kaylor has thoroughly examined this matchup and prefers the Under on the score total. Additionally, he has found a crucial X-factor that has him completely committed to one side of the spread. He only reveals what it is and which team to support at SportsLine.