Oregon Ducks (5-4) at Washington Huskies (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Husky Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oregon Ducks will travel to Husky Stadium to take on the 12th ranked Washington Huskies this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Oregon Ducks improved to 5-4 (2-4 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Utah Utes 41-20, this past Saturday. Oregon had no problem moving the ball on the ground against the Utah defense and cruised to victory after taking a 27-13 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Ducks outgained the Utes by a 416-384 margin and held the Utes to just 91 total rushing yards in the victory. Leading the way for Oregon was RB Royce Freeman who carried the ball 20 times for 139 yards. On the season, the Ducks are averaging 35.6 ppg on 445.4 total yards game (189.3 passing yds/g; 256.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oregon is led by RB Royce Freeman who has 10 TD on the season while averaging 121.78 rushing yds/g on 20.2 att/g. QB Braxton Burmeister has replaced injured starter Justin Herbert (68.3 comp %, 9 TD, 2 INT, 252.8 yds/g) and has completed 57.1% of this passes on the season with 2 TD and 5 INT while averaging 58.6 passing yds/g. Oregon has talent at WR position in Charles Nelson (3.5 rec/g, 48.7 yds/g, TD), Johnny Johnson III (2.0 rec/g, 26.0 yds/g, TD), and Dillon Mitchell (2.5 rec/g, 28.3 yds/g, 2 TD). Defensively, Oregon is allowing their opponents to an average of 29.2 ppg on 369.6 total yards a game (253.7 passing yds/g; 115.9 rushing yds/g). The Ducks have forced 16 turnovers on the season and have an overall turnover margin of -2.
The 12th ranked Washington Huskies improved to 7-1 (4-1 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the UCLA Bruins 44-23, this past Saturday. Washington used a potent running attack to gash the UCLA defense on the day and pulled away for the victory after taking a 37-9 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Huskies outgained the Bruins by a 442-232 margin and held QB Josh Rosen to just 170 yards passing. Leading the way for Washington was RB Myles Gaskin who carried the ball 27 times for 169 yards and a TD. On the season, the Huskies are averaging 38.6 ppg on 408.3 total yards per game (227.6 passing yds/g; 180.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Washington is led QB Jake Browning who has completed 68.7% of his passes on the season for 14 TD and 4 INT while averaging 212.9 passing yds/g. The leading receivers for Browning and the Huskies have been WR Dante Pettis (5.6 rec/g, 60.5 yds/g, 6 TD), TE Hunter Bryant (2.8 rec/g, 41.4 yds/g, TD), and TE Will Dissly (1.5 rec/g, 19.8 yds/g, 2 TD). The Washington backfield is led by Myles Gaskin (16.4 att/g, 99.4 yds/g, 9 TD) and Lavon Coleman (8.0 att/g, 42.0 yds/g, 4 TD). Defensively, the Huskies are holding teams to 12.1 ppg on 236.3 total yards per game (164.6 passing yds/g; 71.6 rushing yds/g). The Huskies have forced 14 turnovers on the season and have an overall turnover margin of +6.
The Ducks are 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 games overall and just 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Oregon picked up an impressive win against Utah, considering that they were able to run at will against a Utah defense that usually is pretty tough to run on. Washington dominated UCLA on both sides of the ball and comes into this game with one of the best defenses the country as the Huskies currently rank 4th in all of college football in scoring defense. This game has yet to be lined as Oregon might be getting their starting QB, Justin Herbert, back for this game, however, even if the Ducks have Herbert, I think the Washington defense is just too good and that the Huskies will dominate at home. Please check back when the line is posted, but unless it’s a crazy number, I’m picking Washington to cover.