Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 9/22/14
De'Anthony Thomas is likely to watch this one in sweats and a boot, but that isn't likely to hurt the Ducks much on Saturday. The Ducks play 2-1 Colorado at 3:00 p.m. Pacific on the PAC-12 Network. According to the Weather Channel the Boulder forecast for the afternoon is 54 degrees, mostly sunny, with a 0% chance of rain. A perfect fall day for football. Ralphie the Buffalo will make his famous charge without slipping in the snow. Winds are expected to be North-Northwest at 12 miles per hour, not a significant factor either.  Vegas.com says the Ducks are favored by 39 1/2.  The Ducks would have to commit a lot of self-inflicted wounds for it to be even that close. Oregon State's Sean Mannion passed for 414 yards and 6 tds against the Buffs, and he wasn't even particularly sharp in the game. Oregon won't throw that much, but they should be able to throw effectively.  There are holes in the zone, out wide, underneath, in the seams and throwing the intermediate...

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