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November 6, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Sunday night notes — Husky Stadium update, turning the page, and more

It will be an eventful Monday at Washington as the school will officially break ground on the renovation of Husky Stadium in the morning. Then the football team will hit the field — either going to the Dempsey or the East field I presume — later in the afternoon to begin in earnest the preparation for Saturday’s game at USC.

Lots of links about those topics and others to pass along. …

— As always, a quick note that I’ll be on the Husky Roundtable Monday morning at 8:20 a.m. on KJR-AM (also now available on 102.9 FM) with host Mitch Levy and former Huskies Hugh Millen and Chuck Nelson.

— Our two-day package of stories on the renovation of the stadium concludes Monday with a look at the renovation itself. Hhttp://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/29170/pac-12-bowl-projections-week-11ere is Katherine Long’s story on what the school will get for its $250 million as well as a a Q-and-A on the new Husky Stadium that should answer all your most pressing questions.

— Turning to the football team itself, here’s my follow story on the Oregon game focusing on some of the numbers of the three games UW has played this year against ranked teams. For maybe a clearer way of looking at it, the three teams UW has beaten this year are a combined 24-3. The six teams UW has beaten are 22-33.

— Here is UW’s updated stats page. One key battle this weekend is evident looking at that list — UW’s pass defense, ranked 113th in the nation allowing 283 yards per game. USC has the 20th-ranked pass offense at 290 per game. UW also is 101st in the nation in scoring defense at 33.44 points per game. And UW fell a little bit in total offense to 51st in the nation and 412 per game.

— Oregon coach Chip Kelly holds a Sunday conference call and said that one of the keys to the win was being able to get a consistent pass rush with as little as three linemen. The Eugene Register-Guard, meanwhile, offered this analysis of the game.

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller again has UW headed to the Holiday Bowl. So do Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards pitting UW against Baylor and Texas Tech. (And facing Robert Griffin III would be an interesting storyline for the Huskies).

— USC’s official game notes are already out, and you’ll see that it is USC’s Homecoming game.

— The LA Times offers this early look at the UW-USC game.

— The LA Daily News has a USC report card with some insight on the Trojans.

— ESPN has a web site devoted to USC with everything you’d want out of the Trojans.

— Here’s a roundup of Oregon State news, the team UW will play in two weeks. By the way, the time for the UW-OSU game should be revealed on Monday.

— In former Husky news, Donald Butler had five tackles for the Chargers Sunday, Mason Foster had nine for the Bucs, and Dashon Goldson had six and an interception for the 49ers.

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