Free Week 1 Prediction: Thunderbirds vs Ducks Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Oregon Ducks (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 2:00 pm EST
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Autzen Stadium. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds come to town to take on the Oregon Ducks.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds had an up and down season last year that saw them play two FBS level schools last year, and they lost both.
They finished with a 6-5 record and in 4th place in the Big Sky. Last year a lot of the issues were on the defensive side of the ball, and that is figured to be the same this year.
Last year they gave up over 300 yards per game through the air, and 154 yards on the ground. On the offensive end they ranked in the top 60 in both pass and rushing yards.
One of the biggest issues they had was converting third down last year, and it really hurt them. They only converted 33.1 percent on third downs last year.
On the defensive side of the ball they expect to still struggle, but they have some young corners who they hope can step up and help.
To win this game it’s going to take a perfect storm the the Thunderbirds. The pass defense is going to have to be on it’s game, and the offense will have to put up a lot of points.
Last year the Oregon Ducks had a disappointing season, finishing with a 4-8 record and they made a coaching change at the end of the year.
In came Willie Taggart who had a rough off season to start his tenure with the Ducks, but that is behind them now and they are ready to play football.
One of the bright spots to come out of last year was at the quarterback position. Justin Herbert is back for his second year at the helm and he looks like a star in the making.
In the backfield Royce Freeman is really good, but he had a down year last year, and they hope they can get the production back from the first few years on campus.
The Ducks defense has been an issue the last few years, but they are hoping that it at least is an improvement this year.
Jim Leavitt was hired from Colorado to take over the defensive coordinator position. This team is going to be young but Leavitt is known for getting a lot out of his players.
To win this game the Ducks just need to play their game. But winning this game won’t be enough, they need to have this game be a blowout if they want to make their fans happy.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
I think the Willie Taggart era will get out to roaring start.
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The Ducks offense will be too much in this one. The Thunderbirds aren’t good on defense and they won’t have any chance of slowing down the Ducks in this one.
The Ducks will run up the score early, and cruise to an easy victory.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Ducks 49 – Thunderbirds 13
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