Wounded Cougars Face Ducks

goCOUGSThe Washington State Cougars are at least outwardly undaunted though they're more than five-touchdown underdogs to second-ranked Oregon. But there's certainly plenty to worry about with the Ducks, undefeated this season, averaging nearly 57 points per game with an offense racking up 630.5 yards per game.

Second-best in the nation. Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) has a six-game winning streak over Washington State, averaging nearly 51 points per game over that span.

The Ducks are coming off a 45-24 victory over Washington in Seattle last weekend. After Stanford's upset loss to Utah, Oregon is alone in first place in the Pac-12 North. UCLA, also undefeated, leads the Pac-12 South in the standings at the halfway point of the season.


Ducks to wear pink helmets against Cougars

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The second-ranked Oregon Ducks are again making a bold fashion statement, but this time it's for a good cause. The Ducks will wear pink helmets, along with pink cleats, socks and gloves, when they play the Washington Cougars on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium. Black pants and black jerseys will complete the ensemble. Already known for their fashion-forward uniforms, Oregon is donning the new accessories as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Following the game, the Ducks will auction off some of the Nike-designed helmets to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, named after the renowned North Carolina State coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.

October 18, 2013