The Washington Huskies came into their huge matchup with the Oregon Ducks as a College Football Playoff contender, with only a loss to Auburn on their resume. However, after losing to the Ducks in overtime, any hope of making it to the CFP is now out the window, and they will now have to hope they can somehow sneak their way into the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Washington gave Oregon all they could handle on the road and had an opportunity to win the game at the end of regulation. Kicker Peyton Henry missed a 37-yard field goal with time expiring, only seconds after making one that was called off due to Oregon taking a timeout to ice him. That gave the Ducks the opportunity to win in overtime, and they did not disappoint.
Henry booted a field goal in the final frame, but Oregon got the ball back and scored a touchdown on a CJ Verdell touchdown run. Jake Browning finished the game with 243 yards and a touchdown, while Salvon Ahmed scored twice on the ground. On defense, Ben Burr-Kirven led the way with 19 tackles. Washington will look to get back on track this weekend against Colorado at home.
The only loss on the Oregon Ducks’ resume this season came in overtime to the Stanford Cardinal, so you could imagine the Oregon faithful were nervous when their game against the Washington Huskies went into overtime on Saturday. A missed Washington field goal sent the game to extra time, and after a Huskies field goal, the Ducks got the ball back, and CJ Verdell sealed the victory with an easy touchdown run up the middle.
With the win, the Ducks are now the class of the conference through the first seven weeks of the college football season. Quarterback Justin Herbert continued his march to be the first signal-caller taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, throwing for 202 yards and two touchdowns against zero interceptions, with Dillon Mitchell the main beneficiary.
The Ducks have another big Pac-12 North matchup on deck this weekend, as they take on the Washington State Cougars on the road. With a win, the Ducks would be in the driver’s seat in the division, and keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive.