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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Civil War Preview

The 18th -ranked Ducks (8-3, 5-3 Pac-10) look to avoid a third straight loss when we host Oregon State (7-4, 5-3) in the 111th edition of the Civil War game today.

The Ducks will be trying to win their seventh straight over the Beavers in Eugene, but will have Cody Kempt making his first start at quarterback.

Jonathan Stewart, who's rushed for 1,306 yards, was held to a season-low 33 on 13 carries against UCLA last week. Though Stewart has been bothered by a sore right big toe, he is expected to play Saturday.

If Kempt gains some confidence early in the game it will help Jonathan pick up some valuable first downs on the ground. I am not worried about the defense as they've been playing their hearts out. Hopefully the offense will put up some points today. The weather could be a factor also. It should be a low scoring affair.

Oregon 17 - Oregon State 14


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