What a great Thursday night game we will all be treated to this week when the Oregon Ducks take on Arizona State in Tempe.
While ASU did not make the BCS Top 25, the Sun Devils are No. 24 in the USA Today poll. The Ducks come in at No. 2, er, No. 3 in the BCS.
Whatever the rankings, these are two very good football teams, and it should be a great game for the ESPN audience. Perhaps our friends on the east coast might even make it to the end of this one—I'm talking to you, poll voters.
The Ducks are a 9-point favorite in this one. Does that mean they should take ASU lightly?
Maybe. Maybe not.