A “prove it” spot for teams on both sides of the football. A game where both teams enter feeling good about what they’ve been able to do in recent weeks. The 15th-ranked Oregon Ducks arrive in Pullman to battle the 3-0 Washington State Cougars. Oregon is looking to follow up last week’s BYU beatdown with another solid win. Washington State is looking to cement itself as a team to be contended with in the Pac-12 this season.

“These guys have gone and won some tough games and been in some tough battles, obviously getting the chance to go play a team like Wisconsin and playing the way they did is really impressive,” said Oregon head coach Dan Lanning this week. “They won some tough games. I think they do some unique things offensively and defensively.

“They certainly present some unique challenges. And, as we all know, traveling to Pullman, that’s a unique environment, a special environment to play games (at), so I expect them to have a great crowd out there and for it to be a good challenge for our players.”

Said Washington State coach Jake Dickert of the Ducks: “I think everyone realizes the challenge that Oregon presents.”

This should be a showcase kind of game for the Pac-12 conference, and one of the top games of the weekend.

Here are all the details you need.

TV and Kickoff Time

Kickoff time: 1 p.m. PT

TV Network: FOX; fans can also watch the game live on FOXSports.com with a cable or satellite provider login

Betting odds

Line: Oregon -6.5

Total: 56.5

Money line: Oregon -260; Washington State +210

Via FanDuel

Expert predictions

ESPN’s FPI gives Oregon a 72.2% chance to beat the Cougars.

Bill Connelly’s SP+ is calling for a 30-21 Oregon win.

DuckTerritory’s Matt Prehm has the Ducks winning 38-27.

I expect the Duck offense to run the ball effectively, thus eliminating a lot of third and long situations for Oregon’s passing attack. That opens the door for a really good game from Bo Nix as he won’t have to press his play to lift up a struggling offense. On the defensive side of the football, the Cougars turn the ball over and they allow sacks. The Ducks exploit those areas, especially in the second half. 

Two second-half turnovers by Washington State gives the Ducks the separation they need to pull away from the Cougars and the Ducks improve to 4-1 on the season. Bo Nix, Brandon Dorlus, and D.J. Johnson all have big games for the Ducks.

The Spokesman Review’s Colton Clark is going with the upset, Washington State 24-23:

WSU’s defense is off to an impressive start to the season, spearheaded by one of the nation’s elite defensive fronts. Oregon’s offense features explosive potential and one of the top offensive lines in the FBS. WSU’s Air Raid offense is starting to find its rhythm. The Ducks are stout up front and still searching for consistency in their secondary.

Expect the well-matched opponents to trade blows throughout the game. But we’re giving a slight edge to the home team and predicting a dramatic finish.