There will be many a Bulldog chasing some Ducks when Fresno State visits No. 4 ranked Oregon on Saturday night. There should be fireworks from the opening kickoff at 6:30ET in Eugene’s Autzen Stadium.
Fresno State (1-0) won their first game ever as a member of the Mountain West conference 37-10 against Weber State last week, which was also the debut of new head coach Tim DeRuyter. Bulldogs’ QB Derrick Carr, brother of NFLer, David, threw for just short of 300 yards and 2 TDs, while RB Robbie Rouse rushed for two more scores. Check the College Football Lines for Utah vs. Utah State Game.
Oregon (1-0) also scored in bunches Saturday night defeating Arkansas State 57-34. The Ducks freshman QB Marcus Mariota had 3 passing TDs while going 18-22 and compiling 200 efficient yards. What is more amazing is that Mariota was given the second half off after Oregon put up 50 points in the first two quarters.
Oregon is 8-4 ATS lately, and are 3-1 ATS in this series since 2002. They are 10-1 ATS in the second of two consecutive home games, and are 5-1 ATS in Week 2 of the season.
Fresno State is 4-0 ATS as the underdog, and 5-0 ATS in their road opener. In games where they are a double-digit road underdog, they have posted a 16-3 record ATS.
The Ducks are 6-0 in their last 6 matchups with Fresno State. Historically, this matchup had been a barnburner, with the Ducks winning 30-27, 43-40, 28-24, and 31-24 from 1996 through 2006. Start your College Football Betting on Fresno State vs. Oregon Game.
Their last meeting in 2007, though, was much different, with Oregon winning 52-21, with a 307-60 edge in rushing yards. In that one, Oregon led 42-6 in the second quarter, easily covering.
Oregon is heavily favored by 34 points at a -$110. The over/under is “off the charts” set at 73 total points also at a -$110.
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