What can we expect from Washington football vs Oregon Ducks Week 10?
Winning this game would be a crucial victory on Washington football’s part and may even salvage their season. As for Oregon, they are currently ranked fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings and a loss—especially to a 4-4 Huskies team—could cause them to drop in rankings significantly.
Winning this game would mean the Washington football program’s 2021 season wasn’t a total loss. So simply put, this is the most important game that the Huskies will play this season and it’s a must-win.
Can Washington football’s offense find a way to step up?
Neither Washington nor Oregon have a strong passing offense and both teams are pretty neck and neck when it comes to passing stats. Washington averages 230 passing yards per game with 10 total touchdowns versus Oregon’s 238.25 passing yards per game and 11 total touchdowns.
The Huskies’ defense has allowed only four passing touchdowns on the year and has eight total interceptions. The Ducks on the other hand have allowed 14 passing touchdowns but are tied for first in the Pac-12 in interceptions with 11.
There is a significant gap between the two teams when it comes to the running game. The Oregon Ducks are currently ranked third in the Pac-12 in terms of total rushing yards and are ranked number two in average rushing yards per game. The Washington Huskies are ranked 10th and ninth, respectively.
The Ducks have outscored the Huskies 25 to 10 in terms of rushing touchdowns this season and average 82 more yards per game.
I’m interested to see what kind of offensive game plan the Huskies can come up with. If Washington can build on the run game that they had going against Stanford (229 yards, 5.5 average), this could end up being a closer game than initially thought.
Getting the ball in their receivers’ hands will also be crucial for Washington but they have to be careful of Oregon’s ballhawk of a secondary.