By the numbers
Total touchdowns by quarterback Marcus Mariota (five passing, two rushing) in Oregon’s blowout of Colorado on Saturday, earning him Pac-12 player of the week honors.
Points per game allowed by the Oregon defense, second-best in the nation.
Rushing yards per game by the Ducks, third-best in the nation.
Game time: 1 p.m., at Husky Stadium.
TV: Fox Sports 1.
Coach: Mark Helfrich (5-0 in first season as coach).
Record: 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12.
Last game: Beat Colorado 57-16 Saturday.
The series: Washington leads 58-42-5.
The early line: Oregon by 14 points.
Key players: Marcus Mariota, the Ducks’ sophomore quarterback, is considered a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy. Has 14 touchdown passes and no interceptions. Versatile junior tailback De’Anthony Thomas sat out the Colorado game with an ankle injury, but reportedly returned to practice Monday. Junior cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is a projected first-round NFL pick. Sophomore defensive lineman Arik Armstead, a former five-star recruit, is listed at 6 feet 8, 280 pounds.
Oregon’s key to success: The Ducks, with their blur offense, haven’t missed a beat in the transition from coach Chip Kelly to Helfrich, the former UO offensive coordinator. Oregon has outscored opponents 111-24 in the first quarter, and the Ducks are averaging 59.2 points. No. 16 Washington will be the first ranked opponent for Oregon, and a fast start figures to be tougher to come by before a sold-out crowd at Husky Stadium.