The Washington State Cougars haven’t beaten the Oregon Ducks in a game since Oct. 20, 2018, but they’ll be aiming to end that skid on Saturday. At 4 p.m. ET, Washington State and Oregon will square off at Clarence D. Martin Stadium in a Pac-12 matchup. Both sides are coasting into the game off of easy victories in their previous outings.
Last week, Washington State won because they had a final yardage total that was 200 yards higher than their opponent. They won the game by 38-7 over the Colorado State Rams. The final score of 28–0 was pretty much in the books by halftime. Although Washington State’s victory resulted from a well-rounded effort in which many players contributed, wide receiver Donovan Ollie was its catalyst. He hauled in eight receptions for two touchdowns and 82 yards.
And last week, the Ducks had a successful outing against the BYU Cougars, winning 41-20. By the end of the third quarter, Oregon had built a 38-7 lead and effectively put the game out of reach. Bo Nix, their quarterback, was on fire, accounting for all five of their team’s touchdowns and a total of 222 yards of offense (two passing and two rushings) on just 18 passes and 35 yards of rushing.
Both teams’ records improved with the victories, with Washington State improving to 3-0 and Oregon moving to 2-1. Keep these defensive statistics in mind while you watch: The Washington State defense has yet to allow a rushing score this year. Oregon is 33rd in the nation in the fewest rushing yards allowed per game with 97.7, so they should be a formidable opponent. It seems like things are going to be challenging for the running backs.
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