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Oregon vs. Montana - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montana Grizzlies at Oregon Ducks
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 10:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Autzen Stadium
Eugene, OR
The Line
The Line: Oregon Ducks -36.5 -- Over/Under: 64
TV Channel
PAc-12 Network
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The Montana Grizzlies and Oregon Ducks meet Saturday in college football action at Autzen Stadium.

The Montana Grizzlies look for a monster road upset to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Montana Grizzlies have won four of their last five road games. Dalton Sneed is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 696 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Sneed has to take care of the football for the Grizzlies to have a shot here. Samori Toure and Jerry Louie-McGee have combined for 334 receiving yards and one touchdown while Samuel Akem has 14 receptions. The Montana Grizzlies ground game is averaging 158.5 yards per contest, and Marcus Knight leads the way with 136 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Montana is allowing 17 points and 376.5 yards per game. Robby Hauck leads the Montana Grizzlies with 19 tackles, Jace Lewis has one sack and Alex Gubner has one interception.

The Oregon Ducks look to get a game above a .500 record after waxing Nevada last week. The Oregon Ducks have won their last four home games. Justin Herbert is completing 74.6 percent of his passes for 552 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Herbert has one touchdown pass in three of his last four games. Johnny Johnson III and Jacob Breeland have combined for 285 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jaylon Redd has 11 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 155.5 yards per contest, and CJ Verdell leads the way with 136 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 16.5 points and 287.5 yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Oregon Ducks with 19 tackles, Mase Funa has two sacks and Thomas Graham Jr. has one interception.

I'll make this quick and say I'm siding with the over in this contest. We've seen far too often how the Oregon Ducks treat lesser competition at home, whether it was Nevada last week, dropping 62 points on Portland State last year or scoring 77 points against Southern Utah in the 2017 season opener. The Oregon Ducks have the offensive firepower to beat the snot out teams that don't have quality defensive players to counter the speed, and they're certainly not shy keeping their foot on the gas. The Oregon Ducks will get us close to this total by themselves, so I feel comfortable siding with the over and leaving the massive chalk alone. 

Pick:
Over 64

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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