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October 6, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Wednesday morning links

Three days left to UW’s encore act following one of its biggest wins in years. And the bettors continue to have UW favored, though not by much, the lines settling in at the 2-to-2.5-point range.
Just as intriguing is the over-under of 61.5, one of the highest on the board (though not as high as the Oregon-WSU 70-pointer). The over-under means you bet on the two teams combining for either more or fewer points than that. Taking the two lines to their literal extremes, the line envisions a UW win of roughly 32-30 — or almost the exact score of last week.
On with the links. …
— For my story for today’s paper, I examined the run defense, which has obviously been an issue the last two games — UW gave up 298 yards against USC Saturday after allowing 383 against Nebraska. As the story details, UW has won just three other times in its history when allowing that many rushing yards.
— In case you missed it in the earlier entry, here is the full story on the benching of ASU MLB Vontaze Burfict for the UW game (he will not start, but apparently could play).
—- The UW Daily has the Huskies No. 5 in its Pac-10 power rankings. The Arizona Daily Star has UW No. 6 and adds some other notes around the league.
— recruiting guru Greg Biggins has an update on QB Adam Pittser in a premium story. Basically, it says the same as some previous stories, that Pittser plans to push his official visit back to the end of the season.
— The Spokesman-Review previews the Pac-10 meetings.
—’s Ivan Maisel says Oregon coach Chip Kelly should have gotten a harsher penalty for his halftime comments Saturday.
All for now.



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