- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

No. 5 Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) at No. 24 Oregon (2-3, 0-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX).

Line: Washington by 9.

Series record: Washington leads 58-45-5.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The Washington Huskies rose to the top of the Pac-12 North with a decisive 44-6 victory over Stanford last Friday night and aim to go 6-0 for the first time since 1992. The Ducks will try to both preserve a 12-game winning streak against the Huskies while stopping a three-game overall losing streak this season that has opened up a quarterback competition.

KEY MATCHUP

Washington’s offense against Oregon’s defense. Huskies quarterback Jake Browning is third in the nation with 17 touchdown passes and ranks second in passing efficiency (196.3). Washington leads the Pac-12 with 45.4 points per game. The Ducks, transitioning to a new scheme under defensive coordinator Brady Hoke, are ranked 117th in the nation for total defense. The passing defense has allowed an average of 284.4 yards a game to rank 109th.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

WASHINGTON: LB Psalm Wooching, who was named Pac-12 defensive player of the week after he had three sacks in the Huskies’ victory over Stanford. He had six total tackles and also forced a fumble.

Oregon: Quarterbacks Dakota Prukop and Justin Herbert, who are competing this week for the starting nod against the Huskies. Prukop, a graduate transfer, has started the Ducks’ past five games, but Herbert turned heads with a successful final drive against Washington State last Saturday.

FACTS & FIGURES

The Huskies have an eight-game winning streak, matching Houston for the third longest in the nation. … Washington’s No. 5 ranking is its highest since the team was ranked No. 3 following a Rose Bowl victory at the end of the 2000 season. … Royce Freeman moved into second on Oregon’s career rushing list with 138 yards and three touchdowns against Washington State. He surpassed Kenjon Barner and now stands at 3,664. … Oregon has scored at least 20 points in the last 35 straight games, tied with TCU for the longest such streak in the nation.

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AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org

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