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ScoopDuck Predictions: Oregon State Game

November 25, 2020
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While you either prepare for the upcoming turkey coma or sit through it, take a look at our predictions for Friday’s game.

A big test for the Ducks waits in Corvallis with the Beavs hungry to show improvement. Will it be enough?

The Ducks have a massive talent advantage in this one. But the youth and inexperience has shown up on occasion. So which Oregon will we see?

Well below are our predictions on this weeks game. It looks like the Ducks should get to the 4-0 mark by Friday night. 


Corpatty

Unfortunately for Oregon fans, I think they will have to sweat this one right to the end for the second straight week. This is the Beavers’ Super Bowl. Oregon State and RB Jermar Jefferson will be able to move the ball on the ground and keep this one close. But the Ducks offense will continue its stellar play and execution; they should do just enough to sneak out of Corvallis with the win.

Oregon 35, Oregon St 30

Steve Collier

Is anything in this cockamamie football season truly predictable? Maybe.

For one, just about every team expected to have a good defense will at some point be "exposed" as a poseur. Tackling and execution, like special teams success, have been especially spotty in 2020.

That said, if a defense is ever to "get well," it just might be against a one-dimensional offense in a rivalry game. And there's very little wrong with the Ducks' offense.

Oregon 42, OSU 17

Chris McCulley

Talent wise, I think we all realized Oregon would take a hit this year.  The entire offensive line. A top 6 NFL draft pick QB. The best left tackle in college football. A four-year starter at linebacker. Jevon Holland, Brady Breeze, and Thomas Graham to COVID opt-outs.

But what we couldn't predict were the intangibles: leadership and passion. So far, this has looked like a team playing without urgency. Even worse, like no one is having much fun.

Is it the silent, empty stadiums? The specter of a deadly disease? The nagging feeling that a playoff berth could be out of reach if they win them all? I don't know.

On Friday, Oregon will be the more talented team. But how much do they want it? Do they find a leader(s)? Do they have some fun?

I hope so.

Oregon 27, Oregon State 24

Max Torres

Despite the offensive line struggles, I think the group bounces back this week. Through 3 weeks, Oregon State's opponents are averaging 206.6 rushing yards per game. That bodes well for the Ducks and I think they take advantage of that and mix it up with CJ Verdell and Travis Dye, who has emerged as an absolute stud in the passing game in previous weeks. Tyler Shough looked a lot better against UCLA, as he cleaned up his turnovers.

For the Beavs' offense, Tristan Gebbia hasn't had the best season so far. He has however improved from last year and the secondary will need to have a strong game in coverage. If the Ducks can limit Jermar Jefferson, who is an absolute STUD, they can force Gebbia to beat them. And I don't see him beating them with his arm alone. Advantage Ducks.

The defense hasn't inspired much confidence thus far, and they'll need to pressure the quarterback to force some turnovers. With that said I think this could be a close game, but  Oregon's talent should propel them to a win to remain undefeated. Last week proved Oregon can't take any opponent lightly and the same goes for this week. 

Oregon 42, Oregon State 31

Jacob Archer

The Beavers running attack behind Jermar Jefferson has been lethal this year and the Oregon defense has been susceptible on the ground. I think their running game is going to keep it interesting for the 1st half. 

Ultimately I think the Oregon offense will be too much for them to handle and Oregon will pull away with this game in the 3rd quarter. I’d expect Oregon’s running game to get back on track in this one. 

Oregon 42, Oregon State 24

Jhop

Looks like we are looking at an average of 37.6-25.2 Perhaps not the massive beat down some of you envision, but a strong 12 point win nonetheless. 

We know the formula for Oregon to win. Score points, make Gebbia beat you with his arm, don’t make mistakes. Now it’s a matter of execution. 

I really like this score average from above. I think it’s close. For me, I do think Oregon will rebound in a big way this week. Time for the 50-burger. (OSU scores in garbage time.)

Oregon 50, Oregon State 30

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