Not since 2009 has the annual Civil War carried this much meaning.
There's the opportunity for another berth in the Pac-12 title game (for Oregon), BCS bowl implications and, how can you forget, the fact that the lush state of Oregon is on the line.
Oregon State has a shot to pick up where Stanford left off.
They can continue to taint Oregon's season by putting another notch in their loss column. The Ducks have the opportunity to prove that the Beavers are an overrated team and do not deserve the No. 15 ranking that they hold entering Week 13.
Isn't rivalry week great?