Match prediction: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 23 Utah

Oregon and Utah both have a chance to wrap up their respective Pac-12 splits with a win, which could ultimately see them meet for the second time early next month. A loss, however, would eliminate the Ducks from college football playoff contention.

The Utes lead the conference with 38.4 points and total offense with 466.3 yards per game. They also allowed just 10 sacks all season, good for 10th in the nation, so they could take the No. 1 overall pick. Kayvon Thibodeaux completely out of the game.

Here’s how our staff BuckeyesNow expects the game to go down:

OREGON at UTAHSaturday, 7:30 p.m. on ABC
propagated: Utah (-3)
Total S/U: 59

Brendan Gulick: Utah 35, Oregon 31

This is the game I’ve been waiting to see Oregon play all year. I don’t know if I can totally put my finger on it, but something about the way Utah plays would make me very nervous as a Ducks fan.

I think Oregon has outgrown their skis over the past few weeks and even though they’re currently in the top four in the college football playoff standings, I think a tough loss this week knocks them out of the playoff table. .

Andrew Lind: Utah 35, Oregon 28

Much like Oklahoma last week, Oregon suffering a late-season road loss that knocks them out of college football playoff contention has felt inevitable for weeks. Well, this is the week it finally happens.

Despite some struggles early in the season, I think Utah is the best all-around team. The Utes are certainly more consistent at quarterback, where I think Anthony Brown is making a late-game turnover that seals the Ducks’ fate.


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