Oregon vs. Oregon State fearless prediction and game preview.
Oregon vs. Oregon State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
Network: Pac-12 Network
Oregon (9-2) vs. Oregon State (5-6) Game Preview
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Why Oregon State Will Win
Jake Luton, get this passing machine up and running and don’t stop taking chances down the field.
Oregon State’s passing game hasn’t always been perfect, but it’s not screwing up. Luton has not thrown three picks on the year, and the only times he’s been off was in a strange game against Washington, at Hawaii early on, and against Utah. Against everyone else, he’s been able to prove he can bomb away.
He threw for over ten yards per pass in the wins 54-53 loss to Washington State has week, he came close to 13 yards per throw in the win over Arizona, and he was on fire against UCLA.
How did Oregon lose to Arizona State? Jayden Daniels averaged 12.4 yards per pass, came up with a massive late throw, and ended up with three touchdowns and no picks.
As good as the Duck defense has been throughout the year, it’s allowed three touchdowns passes in four of its last five games and gave up eight yards or more per pass in three of them.
Luton has to be fearless. With the way Oregon is about to play, and with Beaver bowl eligibility on the line, this is no time to be timid.
Why Oregon Will Win
Justin Herbert threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns against Arizona State, but now his pro potential is being questioned, there’s some concern about his mettle to handle the big moment, and …
Whatever. He’s might not have been perfect against ASU, but when he was on, he showed off the arm, the power, and the ability that few quarterbacks can bring to the table.
Everyone saw the loss to the Sun Devils, but the brilliant against USC seems to have been blown off, the dominance against Arizona should get more credit, and even though he hasn’t been Joe Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa this season, he’s been a rock with 220 yards or more in every game.
Oregon State just got hit for 606 yards by Washington State’s Anthony Gordon.
The Beaver secondary isn’t just giving up big pass plays; it’s giving up the deep ball. Luton and the offensive side have the potential to do big things against the Ducks, but there isn’t enough there, because …
What’s Going To Happen
Oregon will really, really care.
It’s the Civil War against OSU, so of course it’s going to care, but the focus would’ve been a whole lot more on the Pac-12 Championship and the Utah game showdown if the Ducks were 10-1 and coming off a domination against Arizona State.
The Ducks don’t need this game – they’re off to the Rose Bowl if Oregon State wins and Utah rolls on the way to the College Football Playoff – but they’re going to come out hot after last week’s disappointment.
The defense will stuff the Beaver ground game, it’ll hold Luton in check, and Herbert and the Duck attack will get hot early and roll from there.
Oregon vs. Oregon State Prediction, Line
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