Nevada at Oregon NCAA Football Game Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Autzen Stadium is the venue where Justin Herbert and the Oregon Ducks will play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday. Nevada opens this game as 21-point dogs. The O/U is set at 64.
In the last game they played, the Nevada Wolf Pack faced the Purdue Boilermakers and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 34-31. Leading the way at QB for the Wolf Pack was Carson Strong who went 30/51 with 295 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Toa Taua paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this contest. He ran for 56 yards via 12 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per carry. Toa Taua led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 8.0 yards per reception in this outing.
The Wolf Pack step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 34 points per contest, ranking them 60th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 109 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the Mountain West. For total yardage, they currently sit at 9th in the Mountain West and 72nd in Division 1 with 404 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Wolf Pack have compiled a total of 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the MWC and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Wolf Pack have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country giving up 31 points per contest, putting them 9th in the Mountain West and 93rd in D-1. In regard to yards rushing, Nevada is giving up 96 yards per game which has them at 4th in the conference and 47th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rush ranking them 8th in the conference and 59th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 96 yards rushing through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Wolf Pack have allowed 295 yards. Teams are completing 65.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. They have allowed 4 passing TDs and 0 rushing TDs.
The last time they played, the Oregon Ducks faced the Auburn Tigers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-21. CJ Verdell paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 37 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He ran for 76 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Johnny Johnson III led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 98 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 14.0 yards per catch in this outing. Running the show from under center for the Ducks was Justin Herbert who went 28/37 with 242 yards by way of passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception.
The Ducks head into this matchup 0-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Ducks have one of the worst offenses in college football. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Ducks currently sit at 10th in the Pac-12 and 98th out of all the teams in the country with an average of 21 points per contest. Oregon hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 95 yards per contest, which has them at 105th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 95 rushing yards through 1 game, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Ducks average 337 yards per contest overall putting them 93rd in Division 1 and 11th in the Pac-12.
The Ducks are conceding 27 points per game which puts them at 9th in the Pac-12 and 75th in Division 1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 27 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 209 yards per contest ranking them 108th in the country and 11th in the Pac-12. For this year, they have conceded a total of 209 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in the country. They are giving up 177 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Ducks are currently ranked 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference. They have conceded 2 passing TDs this season.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ducks -21
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