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Oregon once again visits Washington State

Oct 17, 2006 - 7:46 PM No. 16 Oregon (5-1) at Washington St (4-3), 5:00 pm EDT

PULLMAN, Washington (Ticker) - The Pac-10 Conference schedule makers for some reason always seem to have Oregon visit Washington State. The Ducks do not appear to mind.

The 16th-ranked Ducks visit the Cougars for the sixth time in seven seasons Saturday.

Beginning with a 27-24 overtime victory in 2000, Oregon has gone 4-1 in Pullman this decade, including three-point victories each of the past two seasons. The Ducks' only home game in that span came in 2003.

Oregon (5-1, 3-1 Pac-10) rebounded from a blowout loss at California with a 30-20 home triumph over UCLA last weekend in which Dennis Dixon passed for two touchdowns.

Jonathan Stewart ran for 121 yards for the Ducks, who gained 256 yards on the ground against a unit that had been yielding just 50 per game.

Washington State (4-3, 2-2) is coming off a 21-3 loss to Cal here.

The Cougars held the Golden Bears' high-powered offense scoreless in the second half, but they could not get anything going offensively all game long. Washington State was held without a touchdown for the first time since a 51-3 loss to Washington in 2000 and has just one TD over its last two games - its worst effort in consecutive contests since 1993.






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