Oregon Football

First Look: Washington

October 31, 2017

It's rivalry week. Face it, you have had this game circled since Oct. 8 when the Huskies laid a Texas-sized beatdown on Oregon at home.

But then Justin Herbert went down and the three-game skid took place. Suddenly revenge wasn't looking so promising.

Then Oregon went ahead and put a pretty good whooping on Utah, even with Braxton Burmeister. And you started thinking, maybe just maybe there's a chance.

Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. 

Here's the first look at Washington with some raw numbers and how they compare to Oregon.

For starters, these two teams have three common opponents.


10/7 - Cal - 38-7 Win

10/14 - ASU - 7-13 Loss

10/28 - UCLA - 44-28 Win


9/23 - ASU 35-37 Loss

9/30 - Cal 45-24 Win

10/21 - UCLA - 31-14 Loss

Not a lot to draw from there. Both teams beat Cal and lost to ASU. Washington was able to beat UCLA last weekend, whereas Oregon lost 45-21 two weeks ago.

Offensively there are a lot of similarities between these two teams. The Huskies are averaging 38.6 points per game compared to Oregon's 35.6. Not a huge disparity between the two.

On the ground the Huskies are averaging 180.6 rush yards per game, the Ducks are averaging 256.1. Oregon really relies on the run game to get the offense rolling. 

Neither team is really strong through the air. Washington averages 227.6 yards per game, Oregon is averaging 189.3. The Ducks would be a lot closer to Washington had they not struggled to throw the ball the last few weeks with Burmeister. 

If you haven't been keeping track so far, that's 408.2 yards per game for Washington, and 445.4 for Oregon in total yards.

A huge difference is the penalty yards between Oregon and Washington. The Ducks are heavily penalized and average 82 penalty yards per game. The Huskies far less so at 36.2 yards per game.

Jake Browning hasn't been lighting the world on fire this season. He's averaging 212 plass yards per game but has a 14/4 touchdown/interception ratio. His completion rate is 68.7, which means he's efficient with the football.

Oregon is a tale of two quarterbacks. Justin Herbert averaged 252 yards per game with a 68 percent completion average. He has 9 touchdowns against 2 interceptions this season. Burmeister averages 58.6 yards per game with a 57.1 percent completion average. He has 2 touchdowns against 5 interceptions.

Royce Freeman is the lead ball carrier for Oregon, he's averaging 121 yards per game. Myles Gaskin is leading Washington with 99 yards per game on the ground.

Washington is led through the air by Dante Pettis and Hunter Bryant. The duo is averaging 102 receiving yards per game combined. 

Oregon's best duo is Charles Nelson and Dillon Mitchell. That tandem averages 77 yards per game receiving.

Byron Murphy and Jordan Miller have two interceptions a piece for the Huskies. Oregon is led by Thomas Graham and Ugo Amadi with two each.

Ben Burr-Kirven leads all Husky tacklers with 49 total tackles. Oregon is led by Troy Dye who has 80 total tackles. 

If field goals become a part of this game, Washington is a combined 8 of 15 between two kickers. Oregon's Aidan Schneider is 4 of 6.

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