Oregon vs Washington State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24
Oregon vs Washington State How To Watch
Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Oregon (2-1), Washington State (3-0)
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Oregon vs Washington State Game Preview
Why Oregon Will Win
That’s the Oregon we all thought we were getting going into the season.
Getting rocked by Georgia – as it turns out – isn’t any big deal this season, but everyone abandoned the idea of the Ducks being good after the ugly 49-3 loss.
The 70-14 win over a not-bad Eastern Washington team from the FCS was good, the dominant 41-20 win over BYU last week was terrific.
The offense has been balanced over the last two weeks, Bo Nix has been solid, and the running backs are ripping off yards in chunks as the lines are taking over.
The offensive front has yet to allow a sack, it blasted away on the strong BYU defensive front, and it’s going to grind away on the Cougars.
Why Washington State Will Win
Oregon’s running game is good, and the offensive line is fantastic. Are either as tough or as nasty as the Wisconsin ground attack behind that offensive front? Close, but not really.
Washington State was able to hold up just fine against the bully, beating Wisconsin and it’s tough offense and great defense 17-14. It wasn’t pretty, but it found a way.
In this, Wazzu can pull this off by keeping everything moving. As good as the Oregon defense might be, it’s not able to come up with enough third down stops.
Georgia hit 9-of-10 third down tries, and Eastern Washington and BYU were able to connect on the money downs a bit too easily.
What’s Going To Happen
Washington State has been tough enough on defense, and Cameron Ward is a good enough quarterback, to pull this off, but …
Oregon is the real deal.
That’s not to say Wazzu isn’t, but the Ducks have settled in, the talent is in place to make a big run, and they’ll overcome the great atmosphere and energy to get out alive thanks to a few key takeaways and a good offensive balance.
Oregon vs Washington State Prediction, Line
Oregon 30, Washington State 20
Line: Oregon -7, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Oregon vs Washington State Must See Rating (out of 5): 4
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