Washington opens as an 8.5-point favorite against the rival Ducks.
Here’s how quickly things have shifted in the Washington-Oregon rivalry:
Just two years ago, in Chris Petersen’s first trip to Eugene as the Huskies’ coach, UW was a 21.5-point underdog to the Ducks.
In 2012, UW was a 25.5-point underdog.
In 2010, UW was a 37-point underdog.
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On Sunday, the Huskies opened as an 8.5-point betting favorite against Oregon.
It’s the first time since 1996 that UW will be favored heading into Autzen Stadium (the Huskies were a 6.5-point favorite in 1996 and won 33-14).
The Huskies’ last victory in Eugene was in 2002.