Oregon Football: Matchup Preview Vs. Washington

Tyler AndreassenCorrespondent IJuly 20, 2008

The historic rivalry between U-Dub and Oregon has usually been a very competitive game, but this year the Ducks will no doubt take it in blowout fashion.  The Ducks "Run and Gun" offense will tear up the Huskies' D.

With the trio of Jeremiah Johnson, Andre Crenshaw, and LaGarrette Blount, as well as the addition of Nate Costa, I predict the Ducks will go for over 350 yards rushing and 150 passing.

I have followed Huskies quarterback Jake Locker for many years, since he played his high school ball in Ferndale, Washington.  Jake is a dual-threat QB.

Last year he tore up the Ducks with his rushing, but with Locker being such a young quarterback, I think the Ducks' veteran defense will figure him out and hold him under 100 yards rushing, as well as passing.

Based on this information, my score prediction is...

41-14 Ducks