Oregon vs. Nevada fearless prediction and game preview.
Oregon vs. Nevada Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 7
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
Network: Pac-12 Network
Oregon (0-1) vs. Nevada (1-0) Game Preview
Why Nevada Will Win
It took a crazy comeback and a whole slew of issues on the other side, but Nevada was able to pull off a special 34-31 shocker over Purdue, closed out by a thrilling walk-off field goal.
This Wolf Pack team is for real. The defense held firm in the second half – holding the high-powered Boilermaker offense to seven points – and Carson Strong was fantastic in his debut, throwing for 295 yards and three scores.
Nevada will keep the pressure on the Oregon defensive backs all game long.
Just how down are the Ducks? They went from being on the cusp of making a major statement against Auburn, to suffering a soul-crushing loss in the final seconds.
Nevada can’t win this straight up. It needs Oregon to sloppy, and the Pack D has to foie five takeaways again after finishing a +5 to pull off the upset.
Why Oregon Will Win
It’s not like Nevada’s defense was a brick wall against Purdue. It came up with several key stops and takeaways, but it also got hit for 519 yards as Elijah Sindelar bombed away for well over 400.
The Oregon running game might have been stuffed way too often by the amazing Auburn defensive front, but Justin Herbert was able to make plays. He didn’t do too much down the field, but he hit 28-of-37 passes for 242 yards and a score.
As long as Herbert doesn’t start throwing interceptions, he should be in for a massive day.
This is a much faster, much more physical team than Nevada. It played like that against Auburn for most of the game, too, and …
What’s Going To Happen
This time it’ll all work. The Ducks won’t turn it over five times, the defense will be a rock as the game goes on after Nevada gets out to a decent start, and the running game will work this week.
The Wolf Pack will push a bit – there will be lulls when the Ducks seem to check out for a little while – but unlike last week, Oregon will close, and Nevada won’t.
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Oregon vs. Nevada Prediction, Line
Oregon 44, Nevada 20
Line: Oregon -24.5, o/u: 61.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 2.5
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