In the video attached to this story, KATU Sports Director Katy Brown and sports reporter Craig Birnbach break down the 115th Civil War matchup.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Where is the usual pre-game buildup for the annual meeting between The Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers?
With the 3-8 Beavers having the proverbial rebuilding season (and out of bowl contention) and the 9-2 Ducks out of the BCS championship picture after a close loss to USC last week, some people are saying this year's contest is lacking the stakes of past battles where big post-season games were on the line.
Other are saying, "oh really?"
A Civil War win for the Ducks has them hosting the inaugural PAC-12 Championship contest and, with a win there, a lock on a return trip to the Rose Bowl game, where they have not won since 1917.
A win for the Beavers would amount mostly to another Giant Killers upset and spoiling the Ducks post-season party - always a strong motivator for the Orange and Black.
It's a tall order for the Beavers, who are four-touchdown underdogs and are playing the game on the Duck's home turf at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
Watch the 115th Civil War in available High Definition on KATU Channel 2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and catch all the highlights and analysis after the game on KATU News Saturday evening.