For the sixth time in seven years, Washington’s annual matchup with Oregon will feature at least one top-10 team; for the first time since 2000, though, that team will be the Huskies. Washington is desperate to break the Ducks’ 12-game winning streak that stretches back to 2004, and reassert its former position as the preeminent college football team in the Pacific Northwest. A Husky win will make Washington the first program to beat Oregon and Stanford in the same season since the Pete Carroll-coached 2008 USC Trojans. On the other hand, an Oregon victory will give the Ducks some much-needed stability and a signature win over a top-five program, while considerably cooling Mark Helfrich’s rapidly warming seat as Oregon’s head football coach.
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