At this point in the 2011 college football season, most Pac-12 teams are realistic about where they stand. Some are bound for big bowl games and others are aiming for winning records.
While other teams may not be able to win big, they are shooting for at least one big win for themselves and for their fans and alumni. The Washington State Cougars would love to snatch a victory over the Oregon Ducks this Saturday, Oct. 29.
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The 2011 Oregon Ducks college football team may be the best team in the Pac-12. Their 45-2 thrashing of Colorado last weekend was a mismatch of epic proportions. And earlier this season Oregon had three or more games where they scored at least 56 points. Their one loss so far this year was against the mighty LSU Tigers who appear destined for a spot in the big national title game.
The Ducks are the clear favorites in this matchup with Washington State. But make no mistake, the fans in Eugene will be stomping and cheering for the Ducks to manhandle and trample the Cougars. Not because of a natural rivalry between the two teams, but because the Ducks need some huge margins of victory over many teams in order to get some movement up and past the undefeated teams above them in the college football rankings.
Cougars headed to Eugene to win, not just show up
The Washington State Cougars do not have the weapons to compete with the Oregon Ducks. But that does not mean that they’re not going to put up a fight. This team wants to win as many games as possible.
If you think the Cougars are the kind of team that lets other teams get easy wins, you’ve got another thing coming. This team is the same team that lost by only three points to UCLA in Pasadena on Oct. 8. This is the team that scored an average of 62 points during their first two games of the season, both wins. You can bet this team and their players will be ready to throw the ball down the field.
About the game
The college football game between the Washington state Cougars and the Oregon Ducks is scheduled to start at Noon PST and 3:00 pm EST on Saturday, Oct. 29. Make sure to check your local TV listings for the channel and start time in your area. You can also follow the game live on espn.com.
If you are itching for a big upset in college football in the Pac-12 conference, it could very well happen in this game this Saturday in Eugene, Oregon. Watch out for lots of scoring in this matchup and very little defense.