The Oregon Ducks will play their first Pac-12 game of the season on the road against the Washington State Cougars as they look to improve to 4-0.
No. 2 Oregon remains undefeated with a 3-0 record, and they are set to play their first conference game of the season against Washington State.
The Ducks are coming off a blowout victory over Wyoming, and they have established themselves as national title frontrunners.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota is putting together a Heisman-caliber season so far. Running backs Royce Freeman, Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner have all been valuable weapons for the Ducks offense too.
The receiving corps has managed without No. 1 receiver Bralon Addison as Mariota has been able to spread the ball around.
The Cougars have struggled to start the season with a 1-2 record, and Oregon will be their first Pac-12 opponent of the year.
Quarterback Connor Halliday leads the country in passing yards with 1,465, and he has also thrown 12 touchdown passes but also has five interceptions.
An interesting matchup to watch will be the Cougars’ pass-happy offense against Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
The Cougars will need to limit the turnovers to have any chance of upsetting the Ducks, but turnovers have already been an issue for them in non-conference play. They have also allowed approximately 29 points per game.
Prediction: Oregon 52, Washington State 21