Oregon @ Washington - Preview

Oct 12th, 1:00 PST - FS1/IN PERSON

Oregon Players to Watch: Marcus Mariota QB(9) #8 SO -- De’Anthony Thomas RB(1) #6 JR (Playing) -- Josh Huff WR (30) #1 SR -- Hroniss Grasu C(5) #55 JR -- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB(4) #14 JR -- Terrance Mitchell CB(22) #27 JR -- Taylor Hart DE(10) #66 SR -- Arik Armstead DE(NR) #9 SO (‘15) -- Deforest Buckner DE(NR) #44 SO (‘15)

Washington Players to Watch: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins TE(1) #88 JR -- Kasen Williams WR(16) #2 JR -- Bishop Sankey RB(10) #25 JR -- Josh Shirley DE(29) #22 JR -- Keith Price QB(39) #17 SR -- Danny Shelton DT() #71 JR -- Shaq Thompson LB() #7 SO (‘15) -- Sean Parker SS #1 SR

Key Matchups: Shelton v. Grassu -- Mariota v. Parker/Thompson

Preview:  Since I will be in Seattle for this one, I’m more pumped for this game than any other of the year. That will give me a first hand look at the new Husky stadium, as well as the secondaries of both teams- which are the hardest positions to watch on TV. Keep and eye on UDub’s DT #71 Danny Shelton! He is going to be the key for the Huskies’ D. The Ducks traditionally struggle against dominant DTs. If he can repeat his Boise performance, they have a chance at stopping the Ducks. If he does a good job, that could force the Ducks to work the edges with DAT, Huff and Addison. Watch Huff too! I really love him to make an NFL roster as a special teamer. When the Huskies are on offense, I want to see if Sankey can bust some big runs. The Ducks LBs are susceptible to getting beat. Their D-Line is stout, and Hart could make it a long day for Price. We’ll see if he still thrives in the new offense. A big game by ASJ would be well received. He has been unimpressive so far this year. Should be a great game- that’s why Gameday will be there!