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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Oregon Ducks - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Virginia Cavaliers (0-1) at Oregon Ducks (1-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)

The Line: Oregon Ducks -20.5 -- Over/Under: 68 See the Latest Odds


Over at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday, September 10, we’ve got Week 2 college football action looming between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Oregon Ducks. 

The Cavaliers are reeling right now after a stunning upset in Week 1, as Virginia was dominated by Richmond in a 37-20 loss. Richmond senior QB Kyle Lauletta tossed for 337 yards and three touchdowns, and Virginia could only muster seven points through the first three quarters of play. 

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Oregon Ducks - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Cavaliers’ Kurt Benkert put up a pretty decent stat line for the game, going 26-of-34 for three touchdowns and 264 yards, but the real problem here was the running game. Virginia could muster just 38 total yards on 21 carries, led by Albert Reid’s six totes for 28 yards. Olamide Zaccheaus led the way in receiving, catching five balls for 75 yards and a touchdown. 

As for the Ducks, they were able to bag a win in Week 1 with a 53-28 victory over UC Davis. Oregon started a bit slowly, but gained steam as the game went on. QB Dakota Prukop posted 271 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, with his main beneficiary being Darren Carrington, who had seven receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. Oregon utilized several different players in the rushing attack, which totaled 37 carries for 251 yards and four touchdowns overall. Royce Freeman led the way on the ground for the Ducks with 11 carries, 87 yards and two scores. 

The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS versus a team with a winning record, and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five road games. Virginia is also 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss. 

Over on the Oregon side, they’re 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points, and 28-11-2 ATS against a team with a losing record. The Ducks are also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. 

Given Virginia’s shaky start, I can’t find a whole lot of reasons to think they’ll cover here. Oregon looked good last week when they got their tempo moving, and I like them to get a big victory in Week 2.

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