Washington opens as an 8.5-point favorite against the rival Ducks.

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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.

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.

UW is coming off a 44-6 rout of Stanford on Friday night. Oregon, meanwhile, has lost three in a row, including a 51-33 setback at Washington State on Saturday night.