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Jason Vondersmith on the Ducks

Coming off a bye week, the Ducks should be rested, rehabilitated (from several injuries) and ready for the Sun Devils, whom they beat convincingly in the desert last season. Cal whipped ASU last week with its speed and aggressiveness, and the Ducks like to think they have plenty in common with Jeff Tedford's team - with a better quarterback in Dennis Dixon. One assumes that Jonathan Stewart will be rarin' to go. I'm not sure Arizona State has an advantage with any personnel or unit, but the intangibles of playing at home and being embarrassed by the Bears could be factors.

The pick: Oregon 41, ASU 27