Washington football: Scouting Week 10 opponent Oregon Ducks

Johnny Johnson III #3 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Johnny Johnson III #3 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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Washington football tackles Travis Dye
Oregon Ducks running back Travis Dye (26). Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /

Will Washington football’s defense be able to keep up with Oregon’s run game?

The Oregon Ducks offense versus the Husky defense is going to make for an interesting match-up in Week 10.

Oregon has displayed an incredibly efficient run game this season. They have two incredibly talented running back in Travis Dye and CJ Verdell. If you add dual-threat quarterback Anthony Brown to the mix, the Ducks have a triple-threat in the backfield.

Brown has thrown 1,797 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 365 yards  (4.6 average) on 80 attempts for six touchdowns.

Dye has rushed for 609 yards on 106 attempts for 10 touchdowns. He has also been a threat in the passing game and has caught 24 passes for 264 yards and one touchdown.

Verdell has also rushed for a whopping 406 yards on 78 attempts for six touchdowns.

As for the receivers, the Ducks have three receivers with over 200 yards. Dye is one of those three.

The other two, Devon Williams and Johnny Johnson III, have 290 yards and 255 yards, respectively, as well as one touchdown each.

Mycah Pittman—whose brother Michael Pittman plays for the Indianapolis Colts—has zero touchdowns on the year but needs just three yards to surpass the 200-yard mark. He averages 16.41 yards on 12 receptions.

Washington’s defense rundown…

The Washington Huskies defense has allowed 2,595 total yards and 16 touchdowns this season. They have also allowed an average of 4.9 yards per play and 324.4 yards per game.

The Husky defense as a whole has improved in recent weeks. Last week against Stanford, they allowed only 194 passing yards and 71 yards on the ground.

However, stopping Oregon’s versatile offense will be a real test for this Washington football team, as this is the most crucial game that they will play this year.