At the beginning of this season I didn't think I could say this, but the Beavers can win without James Rogers.
It sucks not having him, but a lot of kids have stepped up. Wheaton is nursing a bum knee too now, but he is supposed to be able to play Saturday night. Catchings, Poyer, Bishop, Hulahani, Reese, Darkins, and of course Quizz can pick up the slack. Give credit to Katz for dishing out the rock to so many players this year, they all have made plays and should feel confident.
I thought Jake Locker was very overrated going into this season, and he hasn't disappointed. He could put on his "try hard" attitude and make a statement. He hasn't faired well against OSU so far.
Sarkasian seems to have it in for his old employer and he gets his team up for them every year. He doesn't seem to have the same fire for other teams in the Pac-10 and it shows. Washington is a wild card to me, they could win or lose.
Riley is of course steady Eddie. Each game is the biggest game of the year. Every game the Beavers play hard. You have to give Riley credit for that.
Vegas has the Beavers favored by 2.5. Kahut is a major question mark, will he get back on track or continue to choke? The good news is that Washington's special teams haven't been that special this year either.
I think the Beavers come out swinging in this one, Katz is the difference to me. He is better than Locker right now.
Here's a clip of the UW vs BYU game earlier this year: