Washington (5-1, 1-1 in Pac-12) at No. 9 Oregon (5-1, 2-1)
5 p.m. Saturday, Autzen Stadium
The line: Oregon by 20
TV: FOX Sports 1
Radio: 1000 AM/97.7 FM
EUGENE, ORE. — They are proud of their football history, particularly a certain play that occurred in 1994, and so the Oregon Ducks will wear throwback uniforms Saturday to commemorate what Kenny Wheaton did in Autzen Stadium 20 seasons ago.
Indeed, this year marks the 20th anniversary of “The Pick,” the interception that Wheaton returned 97 yards for a touchdown with 49 seconds remaining to seal a 31-20 Oregon victory over the Washington Huskies.
Wheaton served as the grand marshal of Oregon’s homecoming parade Friday. And his ballyhooed interception will surely be played more than once on the Autzen video board prior to Washington’s 5 p.m. game at No. 9 Oregon on Saturday (FOX Sports 1).
That play, which propelled Oregon to the Pac-10 championship and a Rose Bowl appearance that season, changed a lot. The Ducks, behind a seemingly endless supply of cash from Nike co-founder Phil Knight, became one of the nation’s elite programs, with the facilities, recruits, facilities, victories and facilities to prove it.
And they’ve lost to the Huskies only four times since.
---Each member of ESPN.com's Pac-12 blog picks Oregon to win, too
--- To stop the streak, the Huskies will have to stop the run.
--- And here, too.
Other Pac-12 action today ...
Stanford at Arizona State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN -- This game is a measuring stick again for the Sun Devils. ... Stanford is sticking with its tailback-by-committee approach.
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