Breaking down the Huskies' 2008 schedule
Aug. 30 at Oregon 7 p.m., FSN Series: Washington leads, 58-37-5. Comment: Ducks have won the past four by an average of 22 ½ points...
7 p.m., FSN
Series: Washington leads, 58-37-5.
Comment: Ducks have won the past four by an average of 22 ½ points. Last UW win was 42-10 in 2003 when Keith Gilbertson was coach.
Series: UW leads, 4-2
Comment: Huskies have won three games in Seattle by an average of 17.6 points. Key game for Cougars in quest for berth in a BCS bowl.
4:45 p.m., ESPN
Series: Tied 1-1
Comment: Only meetings are memorable 1985 Orange Bowl win for Huskies and a 37-20 victory for Sooners in Norman in 2006.
7 p.m., FSN
Series: UW leads, 40-34-4.
Comment: Willingham is 4-1 against his former team but 0-1 in Seattle, losing 20-3 in 2006 after Suddenly Senior controversy.
Series: UW leads, 16-7-1.
Comment: Already tabbed by some as "Hot Seat Bowl" with each coach under a lot of scrutiny. Willingham has two wins in Tucson.
4 p.m., Versus
Series: UW leads, 57-31-4.
Comment: OSU has won four in a row and this figures to be a highly charged affair after an emotional game in Corvallis last year.
5 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Series: Notre Dame
Comment: Willingham is 1-1 in this series, beating the Huskies in 2004 while at Notre Dame and losing in 2005 while coach of UW.
Series: USC leads, 48-26-4
Comment: Trojans have won the past six, longest streak since winning 10 in a row from 1965-74. Huskies have been close the past two years, however, losing by a combined nine points.
Series: UW leads, 15-12.
Comment: Dennis Erickson is 0-3 at Husky Stadium, losing once as WSU coach (1987) and twice as Oregon State coach (2000, 2002). ASU has won the past four, its longest streak.
Series: UCLA leads,
Comment: Focus on this one will inevitably turn to the UCLA sideline and coach Rick Neuheisel, who will make his return to Husky Stadium.
at Washington State
Series: UW leads, 64-30-6
Comment: Cougars have won three of past four and have never won four of five against Huskies. Willingham is 1-2 in Apple Cups, winning in Pullman in 2006.
Series: UW leads, 47-37-4
Comment: Game moved back to create some byes in the schedule. First time since 1948 WSU isn't final conference opponent of the season.
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UPDATE - 10:18 PM
Washington State's Klay Thompson will play Thursday against Huskies
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