Washington State vs. Oregon: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

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Washington State vs. Oregon: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
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Prepare for fireworks on Saturday out of Eugene.

Not that it would be anything out of the ordinary for the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, but Marcus Mariota and Co. appear set to put on a show when Washington State pays a visit to Autzen Stadium.

Oregon boasts an offense that posts 56.8 points per game and is coming off its first major test of the year with a 45-24 victory over No. 16 Washington.

On the flip side, the Cougars have failed to find an identity.

An early season win over USC is great, but in the past two weeks alone the Cougars have allowed over 1,000 passing yards.

Fans of offense should tune in on Saturday night. Here are the important details to know.

 

When: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. ET

Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore.

Television: FS1

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 77
  • Spread: Oregon (-37.5)

 

Cougars Injury Report (via USA Today)

Connor Halliday QB 10/12/2013 is probable for Saturday's game against Oregon State Probable hip
Darius Lemora S 08/29/2013 is out indefinitely Out foot
Logan Mayes DE 08/29/2013 has decided to transfer Out personal
Jacob Seydel T 10/12/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Oregon State Questionable leg
Emmitt Su'a-Kalio DT 10/12/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Oregon State Questionable disciplinary/legal
Dominique Williams WR 10/12/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Oregon State Questionable undisclosed

 

Ducks Injury Report (via USA Today)

Josh Huff WR 10/14/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Washington State Questionable ankle
Colt Lyerla TE 10/07/2013 has left the team Out personal
De'Anthony Thomas RB 10/16/2013 is doubtful for Saturday's game against Washington State Doubtful ankle

 

Can Washington State's Defense Come to Play?

The Cougars' defense enters Saturday with one advantage—Oregon's star back De'Anthony Thomas is likely to miss the game thanks to a sprained ankle he suffered a few weeks ago against California. 

Other than that, the Washington State defense has a major task on its hands. 

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Two weeks ago against the Golden Bears, the Cougars surrendered 521 passing yards in a 44-22 victory. Last week the Cougars gave up another 496 to Oregon State in a 52-24 loss.

Simply put, the Cougars defense needs to stop tripping over itself and show better discipline against big plays, because Mariota and Co. excel at piling on points in a hurry.

Mariota does not make many mistakes, as told by his 1,724 yards, 17 touchdowns and no interceptions this season. That said, Mariota did throw two interceptions against the Cougars last year (the only time he's thrown more than one in a contest) in a 51-26 victory.

 

Prediction

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Washington State put up a strong fight last year against Mariota but also gave up 300 rushing yards. It's one thing or another against Oregon, and there's little to no chance the Cougars can go into Eugene and silence the Ducks' offense.

Mariota is hot on the Heisman trail and has too much experience under his belt to falter against a defense simply going through the motions.

Thomas or not, Oregon is too explosive for Washington State to keep up. The Cougars hardly score 30 points per game and last week put together five straight possessions in the second half that ended with turnovers.

Oregon runs away with this one in convincing fashion.

 

Final Score 

Ducks win 55-20

 

 

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