Oregon at Washington State


THE GAME: Oregon (7-2, 3-2 Pac-10) at Washington State (8-1, 5-0), 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Martin Stadium. Radio: KXL (750 AM). TV: KATU (2).

ON THE COUGARS: Quarterback Jason Gesser is 22-9 as a starter and ranks as the school's all-time leading passer with 7,841 yards. É Gesser ranks first and UO's Jason Fife second in Pac-10 passing efficiency, and fifth and seventh nationally, respectively. É Receivers Devard Darling, Jerome Riley and Mike Bush have combined for 108 catches and 16 TDs. É Cornerback Marcus Trufant, one of the Pac-10's best, has 10 career picks; defensive tackle Rien Long has 10.5 sacks.

ON THE DUCKS: Oregon holds a 37-35-5 advantage in the series, which originated in 1901. É UO's Jared Siegel is a semfinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top kicker. He has made 18 of 19 field-goal attempts, including kicks of 52, 53 and 59 yards. Ohio State's Mike Nugent has hit 20 of 20 and Iowa's Nate Kaeding 19 of 20; both have hit 8 of 8 at 40-plus yards, and Siegel and Kaeding are the only kickers at 3-for-3 at 50-plus yards. É Oregon leads the Pac-10 in red-zone efficiency, scoring 95 percent of the time, including TDs on 28 of 36 possessions.

ON THE WEB: Read Jason Vondersmith's game story Saturday at www.portlandtribune.com.