Saturday, November 5, 2011

Good Luck Ducks, Week 10: Dirty, Rotten Huskies

Oregon puts their 17-game conference winning streak on the line tonight when they face their hated rival Washington Huskies up north in Seattle. With a highly anticipated match up against Andrew Luck and the Cardinal next week, it would be easy to overlook this game and consider it a trap game. I don't see that happening here, however, because Washington appears to be a team on the rise.

The Huskies haven't beaten the Ducks since 2003 and have lost the games since by an average of more than 26 points, so it's easy to see why this rivalry has cooled in recent years. Oregon's defense will have their hands full tonight with Keith Price and the talented Chris Polk on the purple side of things. I can see why fans of these schools would root for a close, competitive game, but for some crazy reason I feel much better when the Ducks are blowing people out.

(Check out the sweet helmet stickers!) Even though this is a road game against a tough opponent, I still think Oregon walks away with a comfortable victory tonight. Barring any of the QB-swapping hijinks that we saw last week in the WSU game, I just don't think the Huskies can stop Oregon's offense. The Ducks have probably already played their worst game of the season (WSU) and should be fired up for a big win.

Above footage from the 1994 UW/UO game, where The Pick happened. Remember, it couldn't have happened at all without playmakers like Alex Molden.

Game time is 7:30 PDT with national coverage on FSN and Root Sports.

1 comment:

Mariner1 said...

I think with the closing of old Husky Stadium the ghosts of players past will be out. While it should be an offensive shoot out, I see the Dawgs pulling it out in the end. Almost time to go Duck hunting and shoot down those dirty birds. GO DAWGS!!