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Quack Fix: 10-point spread is too high, Pat Forde picks the Beavs, and Terrance Montgomery's poorly timed lock-up

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One day to go. And there's no shortage of coverage leading up to the 113th edition of the Civil War. Let's get right to your Wednesday Morning Quack Fix:

  •'s Ted Miller seems to think the better defense will prevail in tomorrow night's nationally televised game. I'm not so sure I agree. I think it'll come down to turnovers, but I'm expecting a shootout. Maybe it's more accurate to say the most opportunistic defense will prevail.
  • The Oregonian's Ken Goe thinks the 10-point spread favoring the Ducks is too high. I can't say I disagree, since, if I was a betting man (and I've said multiple times I am) I would pick the Beavers to cover. But I also can't say, as a Ducks fan, I'd be surprised if Oregon comes out firing on all cylinders and absolutely dominates the Beavers. So many emotions!
  • In case you haven't heard by now, Oregon defensive tackle Terrance Montgomery spent Monday night in jail following a domestic dispute. Montgomery was released Tuesday morning after the district attorney's office decided not to pursue assault charges against him.
  • The Oregonian has a piece on the risks and rewards of recruiting around a big game. Neither Oregon nor Oregon State will be hosting many recruits due to the nature of the Thursday night showdown, but there's little doubt the schools' top prospects will be watching.
  •'s Pat Forde thinks the Beavers will win the Civil War, according to his weekly Forde-Yard Dash column. He's obviously not paying attention.
  • Look for a special helmet sticker on both Oregon and Oregon State's helmets during Thursday's game. Both teams have agreed to honor deployed Oregon National Guard soldiers with the decal, and a pregame ceremony will be held to present a game ball to Oregon's Governor, Ted Kulongoski, and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General.
  • Of course, you know the folks in Columbus will be watching tomorrow night. And I'm going to venture a guess they'll be rooting for the Beavers, although, according to this article from The Lantern, I'm not sure it matter who they'll play.
  • Finally, make sure you vote for Jeremiah Masoli in's Heisman Vote. As of midnight, he's only got a little over 400 votes so far, and a bunch of write-in candidates are ahead of him. Let's go, Ducks fans!

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