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First look: Washington State at Oregon State

In this Oct. 17, 2015 file photo, Washington State’s defense celebrates after safety Shalom Luani (18) made his second interception of the day against Oregon State during the second half of a Pac-12 college football game at Martin Stadium in Pullman. WSU won the game 52-31. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Here is staff writer Jacob Thorpe’s first look at Saturday’s game between Oregon State and Washington State.

What is it: Washington State (5-2, 4-0 Pac-12) can become bowl eligible and extend its winning streak to six games this weekend against struggling Oregon State (2-5, 1-3).

Where is it: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

When is it: Brew a pot of coffee before this one. WSU has its latest kickoff yet in a season full of night games, with the game slated to start at 7:45 p.m.

What channel: The game will broadcast on ESPN2.

Who is favored: The Cougars by 13.5 points.

Why WSU will win: OSU is not very good and the Cougars have figured out the winning formula, and remain undefeated in Pac-12 play.

Why OSU will win: Before last week’s blowout at Washington, the Beavers strung together a pair of respectable games, beating California and losing to Utah by less than a touchdown.

What happened last time: WSU pasted OSU, 52-31, scoring 45 points in the first half.