Colorado vs. Oregon fearless prediction and game preview.
Colorado vs. Oregon Broadcast
Date: Friday, October 11
Game Time: 10:00 pm ET
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, CO
Colorado (3-2) vs. Oregon (4-1) Game Preview
Why Colorado Will Win
Just cover the underneath stuff.
Oregon’s offense is talented, it has an NFL starting quarterback in Justin Herbert, it has a whole lot of speed and athleticism …
And there’s nothing happening down the field.
That’s partly by design. Herbert is averaging over eight yards per pass – hardly a problem – but for the most part, the Ducks aren’t taking any chances, they’re relying on their defense. and they’re not making any mistakes. That’s great, but Colorado has the ability to turn it loose.
However, as good as the Oregon offense is, it’s bad on third downs and it’s not taking advantage of its deep drives – it’s a bad O in the red zone.
The Ducks have the firepower, but they’re not using it.
On the other side, the Buff offensive line has been terrific, QB Steven Montez is pushing a passing game that’s averaging 300 yards per game, and …
Why Oregon Will Win
The Buffs will probably be without two of its most dangerous receivers.
No. 1 target Tony Brown is in, but the combination of Laviska Shenault and KD Nixon are limited and questionable at best with minor injuries. Even if they can go, they’ll hardly be 100%.
Also hurting is top pass rusher Mustafa Johnson – constant pressure on Herbert is a must. Pressure isn’t a problem for Oregon.
The defense continues to be stellar, and again, that goes into the overall team scheme. The D will take care of everything else as long as the offense comes up with a few points and doesn’t mess up.
The Colorado running game is okay, but it’s hardly anything stellar – it hasn’t hit the 200-yard mark since the opener against Colorado State. Without the depth at receiver, and with a ground attack that will struggle to get four yards per carry, all the Duck offense has to do is get up early and make the Buffs push.
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What’s Going To Happen
It’ll be another business-like performance for a Duck team that just keeps rolling along. The defense hasn’t allowed more than seven points in any of its last four games, giving up 22 points in all since the loss to Auburn.
It’ll give up more than seven against the Colorado offense, but Herbert and the offense will control the clock and the game throughout. The Buffs will press just enough to make the Ducks open up their own O just a wee bit, but it’ll always seem like Herbert has the ball.
Colorado vs. Oregon Prediction, Line
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