The Washington Huskies host the Utah Utes on Saturday with the opportunity to extend a winning streak to three games for the first time this season.
Of the other Pacific Northwest teams in action this weekend, the Oregon State Beavers arguably will be in the most physical and meaningful of fights. While the Oregon Ducks hope to keep their national championship aspirations alive with a visit to the dreadful California Golden Bears, the Beavers' game at Stanford will be a fight to remain in chase of Chip Kelly's squad.
The No. 11 Beavers face the No. 14 Cardinal at noon Pacific Time on FOX before three Pac-12 contests of Pacific Northwest teams kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT.
The No. 3 Ducks take on struggling California with the goal of convincing the BCS computers that they're the second-best team in the country. Meanwhile, the No. 18 UCLA Bruins will meet Washington State with a Pac-12 South Division title in reach with a win.
Finally, the Huskies host Utah in a game that will air on the Pac-12 Networks.