by Nate Jensen

Oregon could take more than one Cascadia prize this year as the Oregon Ducks opened the Cascadia bowl with a win over Washington State Cougars. Although the final score was 51-26, the Cougars did not go down without a fight. The score at halftime was 23-19 in the Ducks’ favor, and it looked like the Cougars could sneak in a huge upset over the 2nd-ranked Ducks; however, in the 3rd quarter, Oregon lit up the scoreboard with 21 unanswered points and did not look back.

October 6th is a huge day for the Cascadia Bowl as the Oregon Ducks take on the Washington Huskies and the Oregon State Beavers look to continue their top form against the Washington State Cougars. Since the Oregon schools are taking on the Washington schools for this weekend I’ve decided to call Saturday the Columbia River Clash.

It is worth noting that as of this writing, 3 of the 4 Cascadia football teams are ranked in the top 25. The Oregon Ducks are ranked highest at 2nd.  Oregon State Beavers are at 14th in the rankings and the Washington Huskies are in 23rd after their upset win over Stanford.

With a huge Sounders-Timbers match in Seattle on the 7th and the Columbia River Clash on the 6th, this is shaping up to be a huge weekend for Cascadia sports.