Friday, November 4, 2011
Washington Huskies take on their bitter rivals Oregon Ducks
The Washington Huskies (6-2,4-1) take on the #6 Oregon Ducks(7-1,5-0) in the final game at old Husky Stadium. The Ducks recently have had the Huskies number winning seven in a row which were all by 20 points. Last year the Ducks won 53-16 and Steve Sarkisian has yet to see his Huskies score 20 points in a game against the Ducks. In fact the Huskies offense hasn't scored more than 20 points against the Ducks defense since 2007. The roles in this rivalry has shifted for 80 years the Ducks were hoping to become what the Huskies were. Now the Huskies are hoping to become what the Ducks are. This game will feature plenty of offense as the Ducks are averaging 47.5 points a game good for fourth overall in the nation. While the Huskies are averaging 35.6 points per game which is good for 26th in the nation. This game will have plenty of fireworks in front of the greatest defense in Pac-10 history as the 1991 Washington Huskies are going to be honored before the game.
In conclusion, this will be a fun game regardless of the outcome. The Huskies will be honoring their seniors as this will be the last game they'll ever play at Husky Stadium. Then the 1991 National Championship team will be honored as Don James will flip the coin toss. The Huskies more importantly are trying to take back the Northwest which was theirs for the longest time. The Ducks currently own the Northwest and these two schools are constantly recruiting the same type of players. The atmosphere at the game should be electric and the scoreboard operator better be paying attention as both offenses have shown the ability to score mass points. I'm sure Sarkisian will try to grind Polk to control the clock while Price moves the chains on third down. This will be a great game between the Northwest two best schools as both programs are on the way up.