Utah at Oregon - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (3-0) at Oregon Ducks (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -11 -- Over/Under: 68 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and Oregon Ducks square off late Saturday night at Autzen Stadium.
The Utah Utes look to remain unbeaten with a monster statment road victory. Travis Wilson is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 286 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Wilson is questionable with a shoulder injury. Britain Covey and Devontae Booker have combined for 253 receiving yards while Siale Fakailoatonga has seven receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 181 yards per contest, and Booker leads the way with 345 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Utah is allowing 18.3 points and 364.3 yards per game. Jared Norris leads the Utes with 28 tackles, Jason Fanaika has a sack and Marcus Williams has two interceptions. Evan Moeai and Hunter Dimick are questionable.
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The Oregon Ducks look for a big home victory to improve to 3-1 on the season. Vernon Adams Jr. is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 555 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Adams is questionable with a finger injury. Bralon Addison and Dwayne Stanford have combined for 323 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Charles Nelson has nine receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 306.3 yards per contest, and Royce Freeman leads the way with 373 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 33.7 points and 456.3 yards per game. Joe Walker leads the Ducks with 23 tackles, DeForest Buckner has 1.5 sacks and Tyree Robinson has two interceptions.
The Utes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Ducks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 21-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
I loved the Utes last season and nothing has changed this year. Oregon really has no passing game this year and Utah is one of the better run stopping teams in the country. The Utes are extremely physical on both sides of the ball and Oregon usually doesn’t play well against teams like this.
I give Utah a chance to win this game outright, but I’ll gladly take free double-digit points.