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 opponent: Kayvon Thibodeaux
Kayvon Thibodeaux #5 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images) /

Can Washington football’s offense get past Oregon’s Defense?

Oregon is coming off of a 52-29 win over the Colorado Buffaloes. While the offense put up a tremendous performance against Colorado, the defense was a bit of a sunken ship.

The Ducks allowed Colorado’s freshman quarterback Brendan Lewis to throw for 75% completion percentage, 224 yards, and three touchdowns.

However, the defense did well at limiting the run for the most part. The Buffaloes managed to rush for 117 yards, which is the third-lowest amount of rushing yards that Oregon has allowed all season.

Washington’s offensive line has struggled at protecting quarterback Dylan Morris all season. Things aren’t going to get any easier when they will be forced to find a way to stop defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and the rest of the Oregon defense.

Altogether, the Ducks have 17 sacks this season. Thibodeaux accounts for four of those sacks while linebackers Noah Sewell and Jeffrey Bassa have three each.

While Oregon suffered a variety of injuries to its secondary in Week 9, starting safety Verone McKinley III is expected to be ready for the game against Washington. The Huskies will have to be careful in the passing game, as Oregon is tied for eighth in total interceptions in the FBS with 11.

Dylan Morris has made plenty of mistakes this season but against this Ducks defense, he can’t afford to make anymore.

This contest is a must-win for the Washington Huskies.

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