Washington vs Oregon: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IOctober 2, 2012

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 05:  Center Drew Schaefer #73 of the Washington Huskies lines up against the Oregon Ducks on November 5, 2011 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. Oregon won 34-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The No 2. Oregon Ducks will look to knock the No. 23 Washington Huskies out of the Top 25 (that they just entered) when they host the Dawgs at Autzen Stadium this Saturday night.  

The Ducks have owned this rivalry lately, and the games between the two have typically gone the way many of Oregon's games go. It is close for the first half, and then Oregon wears them out and blows them away.

However, this Husky team showed a defensive tenacity that has not been seen from a Husky team in years in last week's upset win over Stanford that has not been seen from a Husky team in years. 

Both of these teams are undefeated in Pac-12 play. The Huskies have just the one win, and Oregon is already 2-0 (5-0 overall). 


Where: Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon

When: Saturday, October 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN 

Listen:   Washington radio network, Oregon radio network

Betting Line: -24 according to Bet Online on Oct. 2

Key Storyline: Was the Huskies Defensive Performance Against Stanford for Real? 

The Huskies held Stanford to 65 yards rushing last week. That is quite the accomplishment against the power-running Cardinals. Just the week before, Stanford rushed for over 200 yards against USC. 

This is a small but athletic defense. On paper, they are the kind of defense that Stanford should be able to overwhelm and wear down.

However, it never happened.

They played bigger than their measurements. They were flying around the field and they did not let up. 

Washington will have a huge test this week, but if they can slow Oregon down for four quarters, the Huskies could finally have something special brewing on the defensive side of the ball. 

Who Might Not Play for Washington

*Injury information according to the USA Today on October 2. Click the link for updated info. 

Questionable: Danny Shelton, DT (leg), Colin Tanigawa, OL (knee), Erik Kohler, OL (leg)

Out: Jesse Callier, RB (knee), Ben Riva, OL (arm), Hau'oli, DE (knee), James Johnson, WR (wrist), Cooper Pelluer, LB (shoulder), Deontae Cooper, RB (knee), Nate Fellner, LB (foot), Jamaal Kearse, LB (shin)


Who Might Not Play for Oregon

*Injury information according to the USA Today on October 2. Click the link for updated info. 

 Questionable: Jared Ebert, DT (knee), Josh Huff, WR (leg), Keloni Kamalani, LB (arm)

Out: Carson York, OL (knee), John Boyett, S (knee)

What They're Saying

The Associated Press talks about the Huskies failures in recent history after entering the top 25 and against Oregon: 

Being ranked hasn't been kind to Washington in recent years either. The last two times the Huskies were in the Top 25, they suffered blowout losses to Stanford, including a 65-21 loss last season.

"This is a different team than we've had in the past," coach Steve Sarkisian said. "I think teams in the past we had guys who had lived through a whole bunch of adversity in the past and all that. We've got the majority of this roster is here with the expectation that we are going to win a championship in their time here and that's what their focus is."

The Huskies played Oregon tough in the first half each of the last two years before the Ducks ran away in the second half. The tempo of Oregon's offense wore down the Washington defense and opened up big play opportunities for the Ducks.


Washington Player to Watch: QB, Keith Price

Keith Price has not enjoyed much blocking this season, but he is still putting up solid numbers.

He has thrown for 737 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. These numbers are well below the pace the junior set last season, but you can expect them to improve as the Huskies figure out how to pass block a little bit. 

Price is too good for them not to. 

Oregon Player to Watch: Whoever has the ball

Last week I had the Oregon-Arizona game on while I was writing. I wasn't watching every play, but when I heard the announcers perk up a bit, I'd look up to catch the action. 

Invariably, it was an Oregon player breaking into the open. They had several big plays in that one that came from offense and defense. 

At that moment, it occurred to me that when seeing an Oregon player in the open field, you know he is not going to get caught from behind. It doesn't matter who it is. This team has blinding speed all over the field. 


Key Matchup: Washington's rush defense vs. Oregon's rushing attack

This is a key matchup for any game Oregon plays. If a team can bottle up the Duck's rushing attack they will have a chance.

Obviously, this is far easier said than done. Oregon plays too fast for teams to slow them down for four quarters. However, as we mentioned above, this Husky team is coming off a superb performance against the ground game.

Now let's see if they can follow that up with another one.  


Prediction: Oregon 45, Washington 20

Oregon has way too much firepower, and they are going to have a raucous crowd behind them in this heated rivalry.