Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks - 10/2/14 CFB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (4-0) at Oregon Ducks (4-0)
College Football: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -24 -- Over/Under: 79 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and Oregon Ducks will play late Thursday night at Autzen Stadium.
The Arizona Wildcats are an impressive 4-0 and for the first time in a while have a balanced offense. Of course, Arizona has one of the top rushing attacks in the country led by Nick Wilson, who has 484 yards and four touchdowns, while the Wildcats as a team are averaging more than 5.5 yards per touch. It’s been the play of quarterback Anu Solomon that has been really impressive, as he’s completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 1,454 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Solomon is only a freshman, and he’s already lighting the college football world on fire with impressive numbers and incredible poise for a first-year player. Arizona has five different players with double-digit receptions and has produced 11 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Defensively, the Arizona Wildcats have allowed 430.5 yards per game and have forced four turnovers and nine sacks. Scooby Wright III leads Arizona with 51 tackles and four sacks, while Jonathan McKnight has three pass deflections.
The Oregon Ducks are probably the best team in college football and continue to do what the program has done for years. Marcus Mariota is a Heisman front-runner, as he’s completing 74 percent of his passes for 1,135 yards, 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Oregon Ducks are 22-1 when Mariota doesn’t throw an interception. Oregon has three different players with more than 200 rushing yards and is averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a team. Devon Allen has 299 receiving yards and five touchdowns on just 14 receptions and Byron Marshall has become a huge threat in the passing game with already 18 receptions, which leads the team. Bottom line, Oregon’s offense is once again no joke. Defensively, the Oregon Ducks are allowing 443.5 yards per game and have forced eight turnovers and 12 sacks. Reggie Daniels leads Oregon with 28 tackles and Arik Armstead has four tackles for loss.
The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Ducks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Most teams can't compete with the Oregon Ducks, but the Arizona Wildcats aren't in that boat as we saw last season. Like Oregon, Arizona can put up 40-50 points with ease, ans it's not like Oregon has shown a terrific defense so far this season. Give me the Arizona Wildcats and the points in what will be a must watch college football game if you love offense.