Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks Pick, Trends, and Preview



Washington Huskies
(3-5, 2-6 ATS)

Oregon Ducks
(8-0, 6-2 ATS)

At the outset of the season, this duel between the Washington Huskies and Oregon Ducks in Eugene looked like it could be one that decides who’s going to the Rose Bowl. However, Washington has vastly underachieved this year, while the Ducks have their eyes set on a bigger prize.

U-Dub has really been dealt a rough deck in this one. As if things weren’t bad enough, QB Jake Locker is out of the lineup for this college football betting affair, and he will be replaced by freshman QB Keith Price, who has thrown all of nine passes in his career. Locker accounted for 17 of the offense’s 22 touchdowns this season, and it is going to be up to RB Chris Polk and perhaps a host of other running backs to get the job done to try to slow down the seemingly unstoppable force known as the Oregon offense. The defense for the Huskies is really up against it here as well. HC Steve Sarkisian’s unit allowed 41 points last week to the Stanford Cardinal and 44 the week before at the Arizona Wildcats. In fact, there has only been one team, the Arizona State Sun Devils, that hasn’t scored at least 31 against this ‘D’ since September 11th. With an average of 429.8 yards per game allowed, good enough for just No. 100 in the land, it’s a wonder how many yards the U of O is going to put up on Saturday.

Oregon just had to avoid complacency and go for the kill early to take care of these Huskies, and it knows it. There’s no reason to think that the Quack Attack won’t be able to put 42+ points on the board for the ninth straight time this season, especially if RB LaMichael James really wants to continue his Heisman Trophy campaign. James is up against it, knowing that he will probably have played in two fewer games than Auburn’s QB Cam Newton when the season is said and done, so he has to take these opportunities to continue putting up the gaudiest numbers possible. James has rushed for 1,230 yards this year in just eight games and has 14 TDs to show for it. His QB Darron Thomas has also accounted for 2,120 yards of offense with 23 total scores against six picks. James is coming off of his second game of the season with at least 230 yards, and going against a defense that is allowing well over 200 rushing yards per game, there is no doubt that he is aiming at the big 200 yard mark again this week. Now sure, the Oregon defense is nothing to really write home about, but when you average 575.4 yards and 54.9 points per game, you can afford to give up a few TDs every now and again.

Quack! Quack! The Ducks just won’t be stopped. U-Dub will get romped for a second straight week, and it will only be the beginning of a very rough end of the season for the Huskies.

NCAA Football Free Pick: Oregon Ducks -34.5

Money manager escapes gunfire.

The Denver Post (Denver, CO) August 7, 2006 | Shanley, Will Byline: Will Shanley Aug. 7–Money manager Jerry Paul is used to taking cover from financial hits in the unpredictable world of Wall Street, but not dodging live ammunition.

On Sunday afternoon, that changed when Paul had an up-close seat for gunfire as Greenwood Village police officers were shot at while pursuing a man near Paul’s home. see here 2000 jeep grand cherokee

It all started when Robert Ziarnick, 25, allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute at the Motel 6 at 9201 E. Arapahoe Road. Police responded at about 2:30 p.m. to a report of an incident at the motel, where Ziarnick’s wife told officers that her husband had left on his motorcycle, officials said.

Police said officers spotted Ziarnick at about 3 p.m. in the 5400 block of South Dayton Street, near Paul’s two-story, white-brick French Colonial-style home. here 2000 jeep grand cherokee

Paul, 52, in his den working on his computer, said he heard commotion outside and stepped into his garage to investigate. There he found the back windshield of his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee shattered.

“It was a pretty quiet afternoon until that,” said Paul, head of Quixote Capital Management in Greenwood Village.

Paul then went back into his house, called 911 and nervously waited with his wife, Deb, and two golden retrievers, Sonny and Cody.

He said the gunfire lasted for one minute or less, leaving six bullet holes in his garage.

“We were careful to stay away from the windows,” Paul recalled.

Ziarnick, a metro-area resident, carjacked a 2005 Acura, police said, before being arrested at about 7:40 p.m. at Cherry Creek State Park. Charges against Ziarnick, which are expected to include attempted first-degree murder, are pending, police said.

“This was a whole new experience for me,” said Paul, who was honored as the 1999 Morningstar fixed-income manager of the year while running a high-yield bond fund at Invesco Funds Group. “It was pretty unbelievable.” Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business News.

Shanley, Will

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