The Washington Huskies and Oregon St. Beavers will play a game with big Pac-12 North implications on Saturday night.
The Huskies (3-4, 1-3) are coming off a tough blowout loss to Arizona when they gave up 52 points in Tucson. The defense will need to step up in a big way if they hope to end their three-game losing skid. Keith Price, who did not play well last weekend, will also need to step up in a big way against one of the conference's best defenses.
The Beavers (6-0, 4-0) just keep winning and have been one of college football's best stories this season. Starting quarterback Sean Mannion, who has been out the last few weeks after undergoing knee surgery, is expected to return on Saturday. Look for Oregon State to move the ball with relative ease against UW's 81st-ranked defense.
Game time, TV channel: 10:15 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
Point spread: Oregon State opened as five-point favorites, although OddsShark shows most lines have now dropped to just 3 1/2 points.
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