Last weekend sucked. I cannot believe that the Huskies lost the way they did. It was very disappointing and a major setback in the Tyrone Willingham era. A win against the Oregon Ducks would go a long ways in restoring the faith I had in him and this staff. I'm just afraid that it might be asking too much. Oregon has some depth issues with a couple of major injuries to key players, but they still have enough horsepower to flatten the Huskies at home. Mike Bellotti's kids have bought into a system that works for them, and Washington is at a crossroads. They desperately need to rally now or yet another season goes down the drain and Willingham will lose this team for good.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 23 - Oregon 34
Which team will show up on Saturday? If it's the team that showed up against Oregon last time, there won't be many left in the stands by the third quarter. If it's the team that showed up against Boise State, there's hope.
I actually think Oregon could come in a little flat. If Washington can jump on them early and make the home crowd a factor, it could be fun day at Husky Stadium. I miss those fun days on Montlake. At the end of the day on Saturday, I think Oregon just has too much fire power. And it will be another not-so-fun day for the Dawgs and for those of us that cover the carnage.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 28 - OREGON 36
Just with the way upsets have been happening in college football, and especially in the Pac-10, this game is setting up as a classic 'trap' game for the Ducks. The Huskies have shown that they are capable of putting great first halves together, only to squander their work in the second half. I don't expect much differently Saturday, to be honest. Oregon, even without Cam Colvin and Jeremiah Johnson, will have enough firepower to spread things around and out-scheme the Huskies. Washington's defense have just given up too many big plays of late, and the Ducks will gash the Dawgs for at least one or two 'momentum changers' that will give UO the lead in the second half, and from there they should be able to coast.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 21 - Oregon 42
It's been a tough haul the past four weeks for the Dawgs and things don't look to get any easier this week with hated Oregon coming to Husky Stadium for the first time in what seems like a decade. The Huskies need a win and they need it quickly, but Oregon's offense will probably overwhelm Washington's shaky defense and the psyche of the offense will probably take another hit as they try to play catch up in the second half. I see it tied at halftime (what else is new?) and then the Ducks pulling away and coasting in the second half.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 20 - Oregon 45
I predict the Huskies will win the first half. by a score of 17-14. Anything beyond that I refuse to participate in prognosticating. I don't want to prove I know anything about football by saying the Ducks will win. Heck, they already won when Phil Knight gave them $100 million. I predict Washington will become an Adidas team when this contract runs out because it's the Nike curse that has brought this program down. That and the damned "weasle" logo that they and Babs invented.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 17 - Oregon 14 at the half
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Prediction: Washington 42 - Oregon 14
Finally Oregon is at Husky Stadium. I sure hope we give um hell the 1st half. This UW team has a knack of knocking some of the opponents players out of the game. As long as it isn't anything serious. I say rough up their tail feathers while we can! So the halftime score might very well be UW 17, Oregon 14. Then during halftime we fans will all begin to wonder, or should that be worry, if the horror show will be replayed. Wouldn't it be nice for a change that this will the week the show will be preempted? I know what some of you are thinking. Shhhh. Yet I wouldn't be true to my realist side either if I really expected a win. I sure hope for one. I just fear the monster will rear its ugly head again. Then the chances that UW pulls off a victory are very slim unfortunately. ):
Prediction: WASHINGTON 20 - Oregon 38
Rick did the preview for the Oregon Ducks and in that article he made his prediction. Click here to read about his take on the game and a preview into Washington's opponent tomorrow.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 17 - Oregon 44
I would sooner try to touch the moon than pick the Huskies to beat the Ducks. The ongoing argument with an Oregon friend of mine this week is whether he will spot me 46 points or 46.5 points on this Saturday's game.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 23 - Oregon 45
I'm going to make this short because every word hurts when you have you predict another man-handling of the Dawgs, especially to Oregon (Afflack!). Expect the Ducks to score often behind senior quarterback Dennis Dixon and junior running back Jonathan Stewart, and to limit the Dawgs to three-and-outs all game long. Carl Bonnell will see the field in this one folks.
Prediction: WASHINGTON 10 - Oregon 38
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