Way to go Chip. Nice easy schedule in 2012
Northwest Sports – Oregon’s Schedule Should Help Them To The Top Of The Pac-12
When it comes to sports betting sites and college football, you shouldn’t be surprised to see Oregon near the top of the list in terms of the Pac-12, and if they navigate a couple of tough road games, they can go to play for the BCS title for the second time in three years. Their schedule is relatively easy, but they may have to go through the conference favorites twice.
The Ducks should be a 5Dimes favorite for most of their regular-season games in 2012, and they definitely will be throughout their non-conference schedule as Arkansas State, Fresno State and Tennessee Tech all visit Autzen Stadium, where Oregon has one of the biggest home-field advantages in the country. Arizona will also be the underdogs when they head to the Northwest after finishing last in the Pac-12 South in 2011, and they have dropped four in a row to the Ducks, who have scored 44 points or more in all four of those games. That’ll be a nice way for the defending North champions to ease into the Pac-12 slate.
Then Oregon starts to go out on the road, although they’ll still be favored by those that use a pay per head service. The Ducks travel to Washington State, who have lost five in a row against the Ducks, then Washington visits Autzen before Oregon heads back out to Arizona State after a bye week. The Ducks host Colorado before a brutal November begins with the game of the season at USC on November 3rd. The Trojans are the only team that is above the Ducks at the best sports betting sites, and this is the first year that they’ll be eligible to play for the national title since Matt Barkley was a freshman; now, he is the Heisman favorite and a solid bet to be the No.1 pick in next year’s NFL draft if that team needs a quarterback. Oregon will then head to California before their home finale against Stanford, and then the “Civil War” at Oregon State. The Ducks have won four in a row against the Beavers, but records go out the window when rivalries are involved.
The Ducks have a few issues to sort out, namely at quarterback where freshman Marcus Mariota may have a slight edge over sophomore Bryan Bennett after the spring games, but head coach Chip Kelly doesn’t have a 34-6 record since taking over at Autzen for nothing. They still have a deep backfield and the defense…well, it’ll be good enough by Pac-12 standards. Looking at the Ducks’ slate, they should still be able win out in the Pac-12 despite a loss at USC, and then they are probably looking at a rematch with the Trojans in the conference title game, which will be a hot ticket in your sportsbooks.
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