When I saw that Oregon opened a 12-point favorite over Washington my initial impression was that the spread was a little low.
Oregon has won the last three in the series by 20 or more. Granted, those were all in Eugene, but these Ducks look like the best of the bunch, while the Huskies are struggling. To stay within 12, it seems like the UW defense is going to have to play far better than it has to hold down that amazing Oregon offense, of the UW offense is going to have to play far better than it has to come anywhere near to keeping up.
In any case, we'll hear more from Coach Willingham and the Dawgs this afternoon, and I'll pop in with highlights then.