And it’s a cold and rainy Gameday at that as I type this around 10 a.m. or so. It will be interesting to see how that impacts the game (Oregon State being one team that should be used to this) and the crowd.
The line remains at OSU by 3.5 or 4, so looks like everyone expecting a close one.
That would actually be sort of rare for this series. UW did win a thriller in Seattle in 2010, 35-34 in double overtime. But only two other games since 2000 have been decided by fewer than 10 points, one of which was one of the dreariest games I’ve ever seen, an 18-10 OSU win in a driving rainstorm in 2005 when Beaver kicker Alexis Serna kicked six field goals. The other was a 29-23 OSU win in Corvallis in 2007 in which OSU had a big lead before the Huskies scored a couple times late to make it look close.
UW’s season likewise has been devoid of a lot of drama with only two games decided by fewer than 10 points — the opening against San Diego State (21-12) and the win over Stanford (17-13). So maybe we are due for a close one tonight.
Now for some links. …
— Here’s my preview story of the game.
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 blog has a Q-and-A with Keith Price.
— GoHuskies.com has a photo gallery of the UW Hall of Fame ceremonies last night.
— Here’s all the Oregon State coverage from The Oregonian.
— The Corvallis Gazette-Times says the Beavers are looking for offensive balance.
— The GT also has a story on Price.
— And here’s an AP preview via the Eugene Register-Guard.
— The Las Vegas Sun says to take UW and the points and notes it’s just the second time in three years Oregon State has been a favorite on the road.
— Keys to the game and a pick from the Salem Statesman-Journal.
— The Tucson Citizen’s Mr. Football has some thoughts on last week’s UW-Arizona game, as well as some of today’s games.
— PacificTakes presents the Pac-12 schedule and TV options for today.
— ESPN’s Pac-12 blog with a good overview of the day in the conference.
— A look at Pac-12 games and links from Christian Caple in Spokane.
— Utah hosts Cal today hoping to keep its nine-year streak of going to bowls alive.
— UW commit Troy Williams had a big game with five first-half TD passes for Narbonne last night.
— UW RB commit Lavon Coleman played for the first time last night after missing six games with an injury and helped lead Lompoc to another win.
— Also having a big game last night was WR commit Darrell Daniels of Oakley who had 11 catches for 194 yards.