It’s no surprise that the Pac-12 is a formidable conference, two of the top-five teams in the AP poll hail from it after all, but skeptics looking for a chance to see it put to the test will take particular delight in the Saturday matchup between No. 2 Oregon and No. 16 Washington.
While the Huskies may not come with the must-see reputation that some other teams in the nation might, they’ve spent the first six weeks of the 2013 campaign establishing themselves as a legitimate threat out west.
Until their three-point loss to No. 5 Stanford last weekend, the Huskies were undefeated, having left a trail of formidable opponents in their wake.
Say what you want about No. 2 Oregon; they haven’t yet faced an opponent of Boise State’s caliber as Washington did right out the gates in Week 1.
Coming off of their first loss of the season though, can this surprisingly competitive Huskies team cover the 14-point spread against them on the college football moneyline? Better yet, is it entirely out of the question for them to push for an outright win against Mark Helfrich and the Ducks?
You be the judge.