The No. 15 Oregon Ducks (2-1) begin conference play against Washington State on Saturday as they travel to Pullman for their first real game on the road.
Oregon traveled to Atlanta to take on No. 1 Georgia, but because the game was not in Athens, it is listed as a neutral-site game.
Washington State is 3-0 on the season, with an upset road win against a top 20 Wisconsin program. This year, the Cougars are a different team than previous years, emphasizing defense. With 14 sacks already this season, the Cougars’ defense will be a tough matchup for this Oregon offense to manage.
Here’s how to watch the Ducks vs. Washington State.
When: SaturdaySeptember 24, 1:00 p.m. PST, 4:00 p.m. EST
Transmission equipment: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Spencer Tillman (analyst), Joey McMurry (secondary reporter)
Radio: SiriusXM Channel 197, Portland – 1080 AM, Eugene – 95.3 FM, Online – TuneIn.com/Ducks
Oregon enters Saturday’s contest as a 6.5-point favorite over the Cougars, up slightly down the line from where they started. Oregon is now 2-1 against the spread this season, as is Washington state. The Ducks comfortably covered a -3.5-point spread against BYU, and the Cougars covered a 17-point spread against Colorado State in their last outing.
“We look forward to playing a good team from Washington State.” dan lanning said on Monday of this week. “These guys have gone and won some tough games and had some tough battles, obviously getting a chance to play a team like Wisconsin and play the way they did is really impressive. They won some tough games. I think they do some tough games. unique things offensively and defensively. Coach Dickert has done a great job of being aggressive on defense and creating some negative plays. They’ve had some really explosive plays on offense. They’ve got a quarterback that can spread plays. He makes a good job of getting the ball downfield, but it’s also dangerous with the legs. So they certainly do present some unique challenges. And as we all know, traveling to Pullman is a unique environment, a special environment to play in, so I hope you have a great public and it would be a good challenge for our players”.
The Ducks and Cougars have met 101 times in their program history, with Oregon winning the last three. Since 2010, Oregon is 8-4 against the Cougars, winning the first five meetings, losing four in a row and winning the last three.
Most recently, Oregon posted a 38-24 win in 2021, scoring four rushing touchdowns.
These two programs first met in 1901, with Washington State winning 16-0.
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