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The Dirty Dozen of Cougs vs. Ducks

DOBA and BELLOTTI LAST YEAR AFTER COUGS 34-23 WIN

OPTIMISTS SAY THIS is the game that will turn around Washington State's season, help define Alex Brink's career and ease the heat on Bill Doba. Pessimists say this is the game that will end all hope for a winning season, add one more painful loss to Brink's resume and push Doba one step closer to the exit. Where do I come out on the subject?

NUMBERS & OPINION Myself, I'm a realist. All I know for certain are the facts, and the facts weigh heavily enough in Oregon's favor to make it clear that the Cougars will have to perform above and beyond anything they've shown to date to avoid a blowout loss at Oregon. Just look at the stats sheet -- if you dare. Oregon averages 44 points per game, WSU 28. Oregon averages 529 total...

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