With the NCAA FB Week 3 a thing of the past we move on into Week 4 with a preview of the No. 21 Utes of Utah playing at the No. 13 Ducks of Oregon with the game being played at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday the 26th of September with kick-off time scheduled for 7:05 PM ET and at this time no early odds were offered.
The Utes of Utah remained undefeated after they beat Fresno State this past Saturday by some 21 points and seek to stay undefeated by beating the Ducks at their home in Eugene.
For those the Bet on College football at a sportsbook like SBG Global and are a fan of the No. 21 Utes of Utah your team is now 3-0 after their win over the Bulldogs of Fresno State. In that game their star was RB D. Booker who scored 2 TD’s and carried the ball some 31 times for 156 yards rushing, plus he had 4 receptions for some 56 yards. To date for the season Booker has been their key as in the 1st 3 games he has scored 4 TD’s and rushed for over 346 yards.
The Utes QB K. Thompson in his first start replacing QB Travis out with a shoulder injury, passed for 160 yards and 1 TD and ran for another 32 yards in addition. With that win the Utes in non conference games have 9 straight victories.
Things will not likely get any easier for the undefeated Utes as they now face the Powerhouse of the Pac-12 the Oregon Ducks. In the last three games with Oregon the Utes have not had a win. In those 3 games Utah has lost by an average of 18 points in each of those games. If the Utes are to upset the Ducks, they will need to find a way to stop the aggressive and powerful offense of Oregon, as the Ducks this 2015 season to date the Ducks have averaged 50 points in each of their games to date.
That does not seem to concern the Utah team, as their defense this season has played superb and have allowed their opponents in the 1st 3 games an average of 18.4 points each game. Utah in their ultimate away games is with 7 wins and 1 loss straight up and against the spread.
The fans of the Ducks of Oregon, your team continued their winning trend after a loss to the Spartans of Michigan State 31-28, with an incredible victory at home over the Panthers of Georgia State and now have 2 wins and 1 loss for the 2015 season.
The Ducks have to give credit to back-up QB J. Lockie who came in for starting QB V. Adams, Jr. who broke his throwing hand index finger. QB Lockie was impressive as the passed for 2 TD’s completing 23 of his 31 pass attempts for a total of 230 yards against Georgia State. In this game the Ducks offense was very dominating as the totals some 540 total offensive yards in the game. Also, RB R. Freemans added to the offensive stats with his 10 carries for 102 yards and 1 TD.
In this game the Ducks will be seeking another win, and to accomplish that they need to step up their defensive efforts, as the Duck defensive secondary struggle in slowing the Panthers offense, that in the 1st quarter the Panthers an receiver P. Hart had 4 receptions for some 92 yards. The Ducks also this past Saturday allowed the Panthers to pass for more than 320 yards in the game.
Still the Ducks like their odds for winning against the Utes as in the last 6 games Oregon has 5 wins and 1 loss, while in their last game the Utes 51-27 in their game in 2014. Oregon in their ultimate 10 home games is with 8 wins and 2 losses straight up.
The prediction for this game is that the Ducks of Oregon will outscore the Utes of Utah and the game ends with the final score Oregon Ducks 31 and Utah Utes 27.