Washington vs. Oregon – Game Preview – November 12, 2022
No. 24 Washington (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12, No. 25 CFP) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 6-0, No. 6 CFP), Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EST (FOX) .
: Oregon by 13 1/2
Series: Washington leads 60-48-5.
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
Sixth-ranked Oregon appears to be heading for what could be a college football playoff berth. But first, the Ducks have outshot back-to-back ranked opponents a lot, starting with No. 25 Washington and No. 13 Utah next weekend. Both of those games are at Autzen Stadium where the Ducks have a 23-game winning streak, the third-longest streak in the nation. Washington hasn’t won in Eugene since a 70-21 victory in 2016.
Both teams enter the game with explosive attacks, so the game can come down to defense. Oregon is giving opponents 384.1 yards per game and averaging 26.3 points. The Ducks have 10 interceptions and 15 sacks. Washington is giving opponents averages of 355.3 yards and 26.9 points, with six interceptions and 26 sacks.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Washington: Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. leads the nation with an average of 359.1 yards per game. He is the first FBS QB to reach 3,000 passing yards this season, and Washington’s first QB to reach the milestone since Jacob Eason in 2019. His 300-yard passing streak ended at eight la last week when the Huskies beat Oregon State, but only by two yards.
Oregon: The Heisman buzz is getting louder for Oregon quarterback Bo Nix, who last week against Colorado became just the second FBS player with two passing touchdowns, two rushing scores and a touchdown reception in a single game. It was his third straight game with five touchdowns. He now has 36 total touchdowns this season (22 assists, 13 carries and 1 reception).
FACTS AND FIGURES
In addition to its winning streak in Eugene, Oregon also won a school-record 17 consecutive conference games at home. The 23-game winning streak is tied for most in program history. … Washington has lost 13 straight games to ranked teams in Oregon. The last victory came in 2002 when the Huskies beat No. 23 Oregon 42-12. … Washington is 0-7 against the Ducks when ranked in the top-10. … Oregon has scored at least 40 points in each of its wins this season. … Oregon is averaging 520.6 offensive yards per game this season, the best in the Pac-12 and second nationally.