Oregon quarterback Braxton Burmeister is tackled by Washington linebackers Connor O’Brien (right) and Brandon Wellington (upper center) as linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (left) looks on in the first half of a game Nov. 4, 2017 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Oregon quarterback Braxton Burmeister is tackled by Washington linebackers Connor O’Brien (right) and Brandon Wellington (upper center) as linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (left) looks on in the first half of a game Nov. 4, 2017 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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