The Civil War is one of the longest rivalry games in the nation but this game will match two teams going in opposite directions. Oregon’s record is 8-3 for the season and 6-2 in conference play is on a five-game win streak after and has beaten two top-25 teams in the last two weeks.
Oregon State (2-9, 0-8) is in the midst of an eight-game losing streak and last Saturday suffered one of the worst losses of the season, falling to the Washington Huskies 52-7.
Some would think that this might be an easy pick coming up but this is, after all the Civil War and when the ball is kicked off at 1 p.m. on Friday, history has shown that records and statistics can be thrown out the window.
While fans in the state will spend this week preparing for Thanksgiving and talking about the game, the Oregon Ducks at least will be doing what they normally do, only a day early since the actual game is on Friday rather than Saturday.
According to Mark Helfrich, this week will be spent preparing for the next opponent and what they do on the football field.