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Oregon Football

July Predictions - Auburn

July 8, 2019

I told you, I’m going to start talking aboout football. I’m ready and excited to start digging into games, positions, players and all of it. 


Right out of the gates the season is going to give us a sense of this team. Can Oregon win on the road? Are the Ducks a top 20 team? Has the offense progressed? Did the defense regress?

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So many questions and a very dangerous, talented Auburn team waiting to pounce. 

I’m going to be happy to review this game from August on but here is my early prediction on this one. With the right to change it the closer this one gets. 

But hey we need sometihng to talk about, so why not this?

For starters, as much hype as this game is going to get, it might start with a dud. First game, a lot of nerves, there’s a reason they have tune-ups in college football. 

I’d love to sit here and tell you Oregon is going to jump on an early lead and never look back. But I don’t think that will be the case. It wouldn’t surprise me to see this one start slow and have a lack of any real offense. The key for Oregon will be to simply not to shoot themselves in the foot. No turnovers or costly mistakes giving Auburn an edge. Keep it close if you will. 

I could see this one going into the half like 10-6 or something like that. Not much offense and a possession ball game. 

Hopefully I’m right and Oregon can change that in the second half. 

Marcus Arroyo and the offense will head out from the tunnel ready to turn things loose and find some of those big plays all Oregon fans are hoping to see. 

Justin Herbert is a first-rounder for a reason, Oregon has one of the best O-lines and Juwan Johnson didn’t come in to not make an impact. All of these guys will have to get things going as the game wears on. 

About this time I think Andy Avalos will settle in and start dialing up some blitzes on a young Auburn QB. As long as Lenoir, Graham and Holland can hold down the back end, they should be able to get some pressure on the quarterback. 

I don’t see this one as a blowout but I do think Oregon can pull away late. I’m not 100-percent on the Auburn bandwagon. I think they’re good but probably not even the third best team in their division in the SEC. Gus Malzahn leaves a lot to be desired as disciplinarian. 

This one ends close but Oregon escapes Dallas with a win. 

33-24, the green guys. 

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