Oregon Ducks College Football Betting
The Oregon Ducks take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, January 2, 2021. The Ducks were able to break a two-game losing streak and defeat the USC Trojans in their season finale. It meant a de facto Pac-12 Championship for the Ducks since the Ducks were a substitute for the Washington Huskies who couldn’t play due to COVID-19. Regardless, the Ducks got the win over the Trojans and that victory propelled them into a major bowl game. The Ducks also moved back into the rankings, as they are ranked No. 25 this week. They will take on an Iowa State team that is ranked No. 10 in the country. The Ducks are scheduled to play the Iowa State Cyclones at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, January 2, 2021 with a start time of 4 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN.
Oregon Ducks Weekly Odds
Oregon Ducks +4.5
Iowa State Cyclones -4.5
Oregon Ducks Weekly Matchup
The Ducks won just four games this season and ended up with a 4-2 record, yet they are headed to a New Years Six bowl game on January 2nd. The Ducks will take on an Iowa State team that finished 8-3. The Ducks did what they had to do in beating USC and head coach Mario Cristobal is proud of his team. “Proud of our guys after a really hard-fought game on Friday night,” Cristobal said to the media, “The ability to go out and earn a Pac-12 conference title for the second consecutive year is something that we don’t take for granted and certainly with so much excitement building around the program and to be able to play in such a bowl game, this opportunity means the world to us. Our guys are extremely fired up.” The Ducks are 15-18 all-time in bowl games, including 2-0 in the Fiesta Bowl.
Iowa State is coming off a loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game, but the Cyclones will be playing in a major bowl. Iowa State is 4-11 all-time in bowl games and this will be their first appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. “You play in our conference and you play some phenomenal programs and teams; and then to be able to earn the right to be able to go to some of these bowl experiences and play some of the elite programs in college football,” Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said to the media, “It helps you grow into what you want to become and really where you want to go and stay. So what a phenomenal opportunity for Iowa State football to play the University of Oregon and their great history and their great tradition, and really who they are and what they’re about. Great challenge for us and certainly a great opportunity.” Oregon and Iowa State have never met, but the Ducks are 5-4 all-time against Pac-12 teams, while Iowa State is 0-4 all-time against Pac-12 teams.
Oregon went 3-3 ATS this season with three games going over and three going under. They averaged 33.7 points per game while giving up 27.3 points per contest. Tyler Shough threw for 1,480 yards this season, while Travis Dye led the team in rushing with 391 yards.
Iowa State went 6-5 ATS this season with four games going over and seven going under. The Cyclones averaged 32.8 points per game this season, while giving up 21.8 points per contest. Brock Purdy threw for 2,594 yards, while Breece Hall ran for 1,436 yards.
The line on this game has the Cyclones favored by 4.5 points and that number may be low considering the Ducks have not been impressive in most of their games this season.
Oregon Ducks Weekly Recap
The Ducks are coming off a 31-24 win over USC for the Pac-12 title. The Ducks benefited from USC quarterback Kedon Slovis throwing three interceptions. The win by Oregon ended USC’s undefeated season and gave the Ducks their second straight Pac-12 title. The Oregon defense controlled the Trojans and made the big plays and defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux was named the game’s MVP.
The Ducks intercepted Slovis on USC’s first and third drives of the game and those turnovers led to Oregon taking a 14-0 first quarter lead. Slovis went 28-of-52 passing for 320 yards and two touchdowns, but his three interceptions were costly. The Trojans couldn’t run the ball effectively as Stephen Carr and Markese Stepp had 25 carries for 65 yards. The Ducks had just 243 yards of total offense. QB Tyler Shough was 8-of-15 for 91 yards and two touchdowns and an interception while Anthony Brown had two touchdowns on three completions.
The key for Oregon was their defense, as Kayvon Thibodeaux had his best game of the season. He had five tackles with two for loss and a sack. He had 12 QB pressures, the most by any player in the Pac-12 this season. Jamal Hill had two interceptions to lead the way for the secondary.
2020 Oregon Ducks Schedule
||@ Washington State
||@ Oregon State
||vs. USC (Pac-12 Championship)
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