The Pac-12 Conference has a high-flying reputation recently and it comes from those soaring Ducks of Oregon. They've scored more points/game this year (59.2 points/game) than total points given up on defense (59.) That's five games with those numbers and, of course, they're undefeated at 5-0. The Washington Huskies have an offense too; they will defend the Husky Stadium turf in Seattle on Saturday (October 12, 2013) with a defense based on offense. Washington scores 37.4 points/game. The Huskies (4-1) lost their first game last week versus fellow Pac-12 Conference member Stanford, 31-28.
It will be a defense based on offense because no one expects the Huskies to stop Oregon from scoring.
The big offensive numbers are daunting for anybody, but it's mid-season and there are injuries to consider. Oregon's running back D'Anthony Thomas had a boot on his injured ankle that was just removed this week and his status is uncertain for Saturday. Ankles are tricky and semi-healed sprains limit movement.
If he doesn't play the game might be a little more competitive than it might otherwise have been.
This Pac-12 game will offer more competition than did last week's opponent the Pac-12 Conference member Colorado Buffaloes. They beat the Buffs, 57-17, with 43 of those points coming in the first half. No one has yet held the Ducks under 50 points this year. Both Oregon and Washington may score in the 50s on Saturday. The best defense may in fact be having the ball on offense as the two-minute warning is called. This could be a last-possession-wins type of game.