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Jason Says: UO at Washington State

Washington State poses a challenge for Oregon for two reasons. One, the Cougar defense has chutzpah and talent and has been a consistent plus this season. Two, Saturday's game is in Palouse country, where the Ducks have won by three points in each of their last two visits.

A victory would considerably elevate Washington State's bowl chances. A loss would sink any Oregon hope of BCS consideration.

I can't see that happening. This won't be a blowout, but the Ducks have too much firepower to let Washington State win, even in Pullman.

The pick: Oregon 26, Washington State 21