NEWSLETTER College Football Prediction From Jason Sharpe
Take #140 Oregon (-34.5) over Oregon State (4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27)
There might not be a more improved CFB team the 2nd half of the season than the Oregon Ducks. The main reason behind that is quarterback Vernon Adams is finally fully healthy, and he’s playing at elite levels right now. With Adams running the show, the Ducks have not only won five straight games but they’ve also covered the point spread in each one of those contests. They face a worn-down Oregon State team in this one as the Beavers are playing for the 8th straight week in a row. OSU has allowed an average of over 80 plays on defense the last three weeks, with over 50 of them being rushing plays. That kind of pounding starts to take it’s toll on an undermanned team like the Beavers this late in the season as they’ve allowed nearly 300 yards per game on the ground during that time and now face one of the most prolific rushing offenses in CFB here in this game. They’ve dropped those last three contests by an average of 39 points per game as well and look to be a team counting the days until the season ends. Oregon should be extra motivated here in this one as it’s Senior Day here for the Ducks in this one. Take Oregon minus the points.