The Ducks will be flying back into the national spotlight after their bye week.
No. 18 Oregon’s game against No. 10 Washington on Oct. 13 at Autzen Stadium was selected for a 12:30 p.m. start on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
After letting a win over Stanford slip away with ESPN's GameDay in town, coach Mario Cristobal’s team responded with a 42-24 win at then-No. 24 California.
The Ducks (4-1, 1-1) will be looking to end a two-game losing streak to the Pac-12 favorite Huskies (4-1, 2-0), who will face Chip Kelly’s struggling UCLA Bruins this Saturday at the Rose Bowl (4:30 p.m., Fox).
Before losing to Washington in 2016 at Autzen, Oregon had won 12 consecutive meetings in the rivalry series.
Washington has won the past two meetings by a combined score of 108-24. Senior quarterback Jake Browning passed for 304 yards and six touchdowns and ran for two more touchdowns during the Huskies' 70-21 win in 2016, which was Justin Herbert's first career start for the Ducks.
Washington's first win in Eugene in 14 years came with the most points scored by an Oregon opponent in the history of Auzten Stadium.
“I don’t really like Oregon,” Browning said at the Pac-12 media day event in July. “When you go to Washington, you don’t really like Oregon because it’s a rivalry. It’s kind of like you don’t like the Coogs. I didn’t grow up in Washington, didn’t watch the Huskies a ton, so I didn’t know the whole history of it. But I do understand they beat us a lot, and finally we beat them by a lot. …
“I do remember at the very end of the game, the whole stadium is just empty, except for the Husky fans. I thought that was pretty cool.”
Pac-12 honors Amadi
Oregon’s Ugo Amadi has been named the Pac-12 defensive player of the week after making two interceptions during last Saturday’s 42-24 victory at California.
The senior safety returned his second interception for a 32-yard touchdown with 3:02 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal the Ducks’ first conference road win since 2016. Amadi was also second on the team with a career-high seven tackles.
Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin, who scored four touchdowns during the Sun Devils’ 52-24 win over Oregon State, is the offensive player of the week. USC’s Marvell Tell received the honors for special teams after blocking a field goal in the Trojans’ 24-20 win at Arizona.
Amadi is the first Oregon player to receive a Pac-12 player of the week award this season.