Published November 20, 2014
No. 23 Washington (3-1, 1-0) at No. 2 Oregon (5-0, 2-0) 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Oregon by 24
Series Record: Washington leads 58-41-5
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Washington proved its mettle in its last game, a 17-13 victory over then-No. 8 Stanford. But the Huskies have lost the last eight against the Ducks in the heated northwest rivalry. Oregon's winning streak is the longest for either side in the history of the series, which dates back to 1900. The Ducks also have won eight straight overall.
Washington's defense against Oregon's hyperdrive offense. The Huskies are ranked second in the Pac-12 in total defense, allowing opponents an average of about 315 yards and 19.8 points a game. The Ducks, meanwhile, average more than 52 points and 550 yards in total offense each game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Washington: RB Bishop Sankey. The emerging first-year starter ran for 144 yards on 20 carries in the Huskies' victory over Stanford, including a 61-yard touchdown run. The week before the sophomore rushed for 103 yards on 14 carries, with two touchdowns against Portland State.
Oregon: RB Kenjon Barner. The senior running back ran for 195 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon's victory over Washington State last weekend. He also caught a TD pass. His yards on the ground were the second-most of his career behind the 201 yards he had against Fresno State earlier this season. Barner is averaging 121 yards rushing per game.
FACTS & FIGURES
Washington has faced three teams ranked in the top 10 this season. ... In 2010, Washington QB Keith Price made the first start of his career at Autzen Stadium when Jake Locker was injured. Price completed 14-of-28 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in the 53-16 loss to the Ducks. He did not throw an interception. ... Oregon has scored 30 or more points in 18 straight games, second only to Oklahoma State with 19 straight. ... The Ducks have returned three interceptions for touchdown this season, second-most in the nation, and all three have come in their last two games. ... Oregon is 11-5 against ranked teams under coach Chip Kelly. ... Last season the Ducks defeated Washington 34-17 in the final game played at the old Husky Stadium.