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College football previews: Huskies, Vandals

Huskies at Beavers

Kickoff: 3 p.m., Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.

TV/Radio: Pac-12 Wash./107.1-FM

Records: Washington (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12), Oregon State (2-8, 0-7 Pac-12)

Overview: The Beavers are having a hard-luck season. They’ve lost several starters to injury, including freshman quarterback Seth Collins, who injured his knee and has missed the team’s last three games. In his place, OSU has started redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Mitchell. He has completed 48.1 percent of his passes for 571 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. … OSU’s top receiver is Jordan Villamin, who has caught 38 passes for 569 yards and five touchdowns. He is 6-foot-5 and 231 pounds, and could be a matchup problem for the Huskies secondary. Injured starting QB Collins leads the Beavers in rushing. Senior Storm Woods is second with 486 yards on 95 carries. The last time the Huskies visited Corvallis (in 2013), they won 69-27, and running back Deontae Cooper rushed for a career-best 166 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. OSU hasn’t beaten Washington since 2011.

Tacoma News Tribune

Vandals at Tigers

Kickoff: 1 p.m., Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama

TV/Radio: Pac-12 Wash/107.1-FM

Records: Idaho (3-7), Auburn (5-5)

Overview: The Auburn Tigers have downsized their primary goal from winning championships to just making a bowl game. They’re hoping to become eligible for postseason play with a win over 33-point underdog Idaho. The Tigers’ overtime victory over FCS team Jacksonville State in September proved they can’t take any opponent for granted this season. Idaho has lost three straight games in which the Vandals have allowed 154 points. This is Idaho’s second game of the season against a Power Five conference team, having lost 59-9 to USC on Sept. 12. Vandals coach Paul Petrino does have some experience visiting Jordan-Hare Stadium as an Arkansas assistant. The Razorbacks won at Jordan-Hare in 2008 and 2012. “It’s a great place to play,” Petrino said. “I told my players the other day I’ve been lucky enough coach in that stadium twice and I’ve been lucky enough to come away both times with a win.” No. 3 would be the biggest of them all.

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