THE CIVIL WAR: Oregon (7-4, 3-4 Pac-10) at Oregon State (7-4, 3-4), 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Reser Stadium. Radio: KXL (750 AM) and KEX (1190 AM). TV: TBA.
ON THE BEAVERS: Steven Jackson, who rushed for 230 yards vs. Stanford, needs 57 yards to surpass Ken Simonton (1,559 yards in 2000) and become the school single-season record-holder. É Derek Anderson, who has thrown for 2,624 yards this season, needs 263 yards to move into second on the school single-season list behind Jonathan Smith (3,053 yards in 1999). Anderson, with 20 touchdown passes, needs one to break a tie with Smith (2000) and become the school single-season record-holder. É James Newson, with 951 yards receiving, needs 57 yards to break Vern Burke's school single-season record (1,007 in 1962). Newson, with 10 TD catches, needs one to break a tie with Burke and Robb Thomas (1987) for most in a season. É Oregon State ranks first in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (18.6), pass defense (202.4), rushing defense (88.0), total defense (290.4) and rushing offense (160.6).
ON THE DUCKS: Onterrio Smith hopes to return for an Oregon bowl game after knee surgery Monday. Would the injury, and his slow finish, alter any plans to enter the NFL draft? 'It would factor in when the time comes' to announce his plans, Smith says. 'It ain't an MCL (medial collateral ligament) or an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). If I'm not healthy by the NFL Combine, something's wrong.' É Smith on why he might return for his senior year: 'Not that I need to prove something, but because I want to bring a (national) championship to this state.' É If Washington can hold UO to zero fourth-quarter yards, what will Oregon State do? É Keenan Howry moved into second in Oregon career receiving yards (2,506) but will have to finish strong to catch Tony Hartley (2,744). É Tight end George Wrighster, the steadiest offensive performer, has 35 catches for 525 yards and six TDs; he could be the X factor Saturday.
ON THE WEB: Read Civil War game stories by Kerry Eggers and Jason Vondersmith on Saturday night at www.portlandtribune.com.