There is no media access to coaches are players before kickoff, so we'll just look ahead to the game:
No. 7 OREGON (5-1 OVERALL, 2-1 PAC-10)
AT WASHINGTON (2-4, 0-3)
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m., Husky Stadium
Television: FSN. Radio: 950-AM.
The series: This is the 100th meeting. Washington leads, 58-36-5. However, the Ducks have won three straight in the series, all by 20 points or more. The last UW win came in the last meeting at Husky Stadium, 42-10, in 2003. Washington leads 33-21-4 at home, and Oregon hasn't won in Seattle since 1997. No current Duck has ever played against UW at Husky Stadium.
What to watch: The third quarter, which has become a source of controversy as the Huskies have been outscored 56-0 in that quarter during their four-game losing streak. The Ducks run a pure spread offense that ranks No. 1 in the Pac-10 in scoring, rushing offense, total offense and passing efficiency. The Huskies, who rank last in the Pac-10 in rushing defense, will try to limit that not only with defense but also with ball control, making time of possession a key statistic. Ducks' TB Jonathan Stewart of Lacey makes what will be the only Husky Stadium appearance of his career. Oregon QB Dennis Dixon and Washington's Jake Locker have similar skills, but Dixon is a fifth-year senior, while Locker is a redshirt freshman. The Ducks are expected to wear new white helmets.
What's at stake: Recent losses by USC and Cal have restored the Ducks hopes for the Pac-10 title, the Rose Bowl and perhaps even the BCS championship game. None of those hopes would survive a loss today. Washington desperately wants to snap a four-game losing streak, which is feeding frustration among players and the fan base. The Huskies must win five of their final seven games for bowl eligibility.