Gallery: Ducks facing the Cougars in Pullman

The Ducks are off to a great start as they head out for their first road game against Washington State, opening the 2014 conference play. Bringing pressure to bear on the air assault from Connor Halliday and the Cougar's offense will test the Oregon defensive line and secondary, while Mariota will command the offense on the ground and in the air.

Oregon's offense is off to another good start this season, if a bit sluggish and sloppy at points. The defense has been stout when needed, although room for improvement remains against the run and pass. Special teams have contributed significantly, and Erick Dargan's five picks on the year have him tied for the lead nationally. Adding to that total will benefit everyone, except the Cougars.

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