From that opener in Eugene to the regular-season ender in California that might determine Tyrone Willingham's coaching fate, this UW football season is jammed with huge games.
Between those two fascinating bookending games, there are the super-hyped visits from Notre Dame and from Rick Neuheisel/UCLA and Dennis Erickson/Arizona State, the nation-watching tests against Oklahoma and USC, a pairing with BYU that could boost or scuttle the Cougars' BCS hopes, and of course a visit to those other Cougars in the Apple Cup.
I'm mentally cooking up my own list of UW's least-to-most eagerly anticipated games of the coming season. But until I get decide on my order, give it some thought of your own about which game you're looking forward to most this season. And as always, please feel free to share any of those thoughts.
I'll blog my list -- from No. 12 counting up to No. 1 -- on Monday.