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Television: FOX Sports 1 with Gus Johnson (pxp), Charles Davis (analyst) and Kristina Pink (reporter). Radio: Oregon IMG with Jerry Allen (pxp) and Mike Jorgensen (analyst). Satellite Radio: Sirius 91, XM 91.
•UW leads the all-time series with the Ducks, 58-42-5, including a 33-24-4 edge in Seattle.
•The Ducks have won the last nine meetings against the Huskies, their longest current winning streak against any conference opponent. The nine-game streak is also the longest by either side in the 112-year history of the rivalry.
•Oregon’s average margin of victory vs. UW during the streak is 25.8. The Ducks’ 34-17 win in 2011 was their closest during the stretch.
•Saturday’s game is the second straight top 25 matchup between the two teams. No. 2 Oregon defeated No. 23 Washington, 52-21, at Autzen Stadium in 2012.
•SO QB Marcus Mariota has a 17-1 record as a starter, including a 8-0 mark away from Autzen Stadium.
•Mariota has played in 55 of UO’s 79 drives this season, leading UO to a TD every 1.67 drives.
•Mariota has passed for at least one touchdown in every game of his career (all starts). He has scores both passing and rushing in seven straight.
•The Ducks rank second nationally in scoring offense (59.2) and defense (11.8).
•Oregon has scored 55 or more points in five straight games. Only the 2008 Oklahoma Sooners have a longer such streak at six.
•JR DE Tony Washington is tied for fourth in the FBS with three forced fumbles and ranks 20th nationally in sacks (4.0).
•FR RB Thomas Tyner has run for at least one touchdown in all four games he’s played.
•The UO offense leads the nation in plays of 20+ yards (48) while the Ducks’ defense is tied for the fewest allowed (10).
•31 of Oregon’s 39 offensive touchdown drives (79.5%) have lasted less than two minutes.
Huskies vs. Ducks History: Washington leads the all-time series against the Ducks with 58 wins, 42 losses and five ties. While the series of games played in Eugene has the Ducks enjoying a 16-12 edge all-time (Oregon’s home games vs. the UW were played in Portland for many years), the Huskies are 31-20-4 against their cross-border rivals in games played in Seattle. Washington has been a frequent visitor to Eugene in recent years. The 2009 game in Seattle was just the third in the decade while they’ve met at Autzen in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. The Ducks have had the edge of late, winning 14 of the last 18 against the Dawgs. The Huskies, however, have won 15 of the last 31 and 21 of the last 38. Last season in Eugene, second-ranked Oregon beat No. 23 Washington, 52-21. In 2011, in the final game at the old Husky Stadium, the Ducks beat the UW, 34-17. In 2010 in Eugene, UW QB Keith Price made his first college start in a 53-16 Husky loss. Oregon led 18-16 in the third quarter before pulling away. Three years at Husky Stadium, Oregon won, 43-19. Four seasons ago in Eugene in the season-opener for both teams, Jeremiah Masoli came off the bench and led the Ducks to a 44-10 win. In 2007 in Seattle, the Huskies and Ducks were tied at 31-31 after three quarters before Oregon pulled away in the final period for a 55-34 win. The Huskies’ last win over Oregon was in 2003, when Shelton Sampson and Kenny James both rushed for over 100 yards in a 42-10 Husky victory. Washington and Oregon first met on the football field in 1900, a 43-0 Oregon win in Eugene. The Huskies got their first win in the series in the next meeting, a 6-5 victory in 1903. From 1974 to 1993, Washington won 17 of 20 meetings. The series also features one of the biggest year-to-year turnarounds in college football history as the Ducks beat the Huskies, 58-0, in 1973 and then lost at the UW, 66-0, the following year.