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GAMES OF THE WEEK
GENE MENEZ
October 17, 2011
Here are the teams and themes to follow this weekend
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October 17, 2011

Games Of The Week

Here are the teams and themes to follow this weekend

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What we've learned about the Ducks

They have playmakers not named LaMichael James (out with a dislocated right elbow). Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas (left) were big-play machines in a 43--15 defeat of Cal.

What it will mean on Saturday

Arizona State has had a devilish time on the road (it has lost eight of its last 11 away from Tempe), and Eugene is arguably the most hostile venue in the Pac-12. The Quack Attack prevails.

NO. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE at NO. 22 TEXAS

What we've learned about the Cowboys

Led by the arm of Brandon Weeden and the acrobatics of receiver Justin Blackmon, they're first in the nation in scoring (51.4 points a game) and second in total offense (577.4 yards).

What we've learned about the Longhorns

Their No. 11 ranking was a Texas-sized mirage. Oklahoma exposed their young corners in a 55--17 rout, and the two-QB system (two picks, two lost fumbles) needs to be reevaluated.

What it will mean on Saturday

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