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ScoopDuck RoundTable: Bold Predictions

November 18, 2020

We didn’t fare that well last week in our bold predictions although I feel like a couple of them were somewhat close. Hopefully we can do better this week.

If you don’t know the drill by now, this is where our team of writers makes predictions on this weeks game. Not score predictions. But a bold prediction. Meaning a big play, or player, or play of the game. Something along those lines.

Below are those predictions from our team. Let’s see if we can fare a little better this week.

Jacob Archer: Turnover & Score

Oregon has yet to force a turnover, and the Ducks only have 1 sack on the year. But this feels like a game for the defense to break through in a big way.

UCLA is averaging 31 points through two games, but I expect Andy Avalos' guys will be ready for this home march-up. Oregon is going to force a handful of turnovers, and I think one of them will be for a score.

Corpatty: McCormick TD

Cam McCormick returns -- and scores a TD! You read that correctly. McCormick, who hasn’t played since 2018 and has played just one game since 2017, will not only appear against UCLA, but he'll score a touchdown -- only the second of his career. With luck, it will catapult him to being a regular contributor for the Ducks.

Chris McCulley: Wright Scores Twice

Like Mykael Wright did last year to the other SoCal team, I think he shows up big, only this week he one ups last year performance with 2 Touchdowns.

Max Torres: Lenoir Pic

The defense has been up and down through the first two games, but Lenoir's play has been steady. He's made a habit of matching up with the opposition's top receiver and limiting their impact. He hasn't shown up much on the stat sheet thus far and for good reason.

I think Dorian Thompson-Robinson is feeling confident coming off of a win over Cal and tries to push the ball in Lenoir's direction. Dede is a smart veteran and I bet he will prepare for this game with great attention to detail, which could give him a leg up on his matchup Saturday. My guess is Lenoir will be the defensive back to break through and help the Ducks start improving on their lackluster -5 turnover margin.

Jhop: Devon Williams Arrives

Knowing some of you don’t listen to the podcast, I’ll post this here too. I’m thinking this is his game. The Devon Williams we have all been counting on will arrive this week. He’ll be the key in the deep game for the Ducks and have at least two massive catches. I think he’s been inching towards it all finally clicking and this is the week. As for Williams, he leads all players in receiving yards and adds a tug to the stat line. 

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