Washington (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) at No. 3 LSU (1-0, 0-0 SEC)

Kickoff: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Spread: LSU by 23.5

Watchability: If you have Saturday night plans, cancel them, for at least two quarters that it is. This is a must-watch game and you should know by halftime if the 23.5-point underdog Huskies have the bark to hang around with the No. 3 Tigers.  

Shining Stars: Washington: QB Keith Price. Price is going to have to play the game of his life if Washington's going to pull off the upset in Baton Rouge. Price doesn't have repeat his 2011 Alamo Bowl performance (438 pass yards, 39 rushing, 7 total touchdowns), but something close will give Washington a chance. LSU: RB Kenny Hilliard. The bruising Hilliard (5-11, 240 pounds) smashed his way on to the national scene last week with 141 yards and two touchdowns in the Tiger's 41-14 win over North Texas. The Huskies, who surrendered 199 rushing yards last week, may have trouble handling a heavy dose of Hilliard.

Who could steal the show: Washington: RB Bishop Sankey. Huskies RB Jesse Callier tore his ACL against San Diego State last Saturday, leaving Sankey as the team's feature back. Sankey only rushed for 66 yards against the Aztecs, the Huskies will need more than that from him if they're going to upset the Tigers. LSU: WR/PR/KE Odell Beckham Jr. No Honey Badger, no problem for LSU. Beckham took over punt return duties following Tyrann Mathieu's dismissal from the team and didn't wait long to make his mark. The sophomore had a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown against North Texas last week and had a 76-yard punt return for a TD called back. A special teams touchdown Saturday could quickly dampen any upset hopes Washington might have.  

You going? Ranking the road trip: Lets just put it this way, when a website called Drunken Tailgate puts your school in the top 10 for tailgating (LSU is No. 7), that makes it an instant road trip destination for any college football fan. Also, as a heads up to Washington fans, if you feel Tiger Stadium shaking, its not an earthquake, its just the fans at Death Valley being so loud that their cheers measure on the Richter scale

Magic number for Washington: 2-9. Washington hasn't had much too success against teams currently in the SEC, going just 2-9 overall. A win over LSU would be a great way to avoid reaching double-digits in the SEC loss column. 

Magic number for LSU: 29. Since taking over at LSU in 2005, Tigers coach Les Miles is a perfect 28-0 in nonconference regular-season games. It's also worth mentioning that LSU hasn't lost to a Pac-12 team since 1979 (USC). 

The game comes down to: Running the ball. The Huskies' two leading running backs last week totaled 88 yards. The Tigers two leading running backs last week totaled 264. The Huskies will counter that powerful LSU running attack with a rush defense that ranked 85th in the country last season and ranks ninth in the Pac-12 this season. If the Tigers run the ball well, they win by a lot. On the other hand, if the Huskies can bottle up LSU's running game, it could be an interesting night in Baton Rouge. 

Prediction: LSU 34, Washington 21

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