Oregon vs USC NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Kedon Slovis and the USC Trojans host the Oregon Ducks at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The odds on this contest have USC as 1-point favorites. The Ducks are 4-4-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Trojans are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Oregon Ducks took on the Washington State Cougars and ended up getting the win by a score of 37-35. CJ Verdell paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 89 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 257 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 11.2 yards per carry. Juwan Johnson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 64 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 16.0 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Ducks was Justin Herbert who went 21/30 with 222 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Ducks ran the football 47 times and earned 306 yards giving them an average of 6.5 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 528 yards. Overall, the Ducks earned 25 first downs and they had 9 penalties for 100 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oregon gave up 32 completions on 50 attempts totaling 406 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. In the game, they gave up a total of 446 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Ducks gave up 40 yards on 15 runs which means they had an average of 2.7 yards per attempt allowed.
The Ducks head into this game 7-1 in 2019. For total yardage, they rank 6th in the conference and 59th in D-1 with 3,234 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 36 points per game, which has them at 25th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 156.1 yards on the ground per game which is 7th in the Pac-12. The Ducks have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 14.8 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Pac-12. In regard to rushing yards, Oregon is giving up 98.6 yards per contest which has them at 2nd in the Pac-12 and 13th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the Pac-12 and 23rd in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 789 yards rushing through 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Ducks have allowed 1,985 yards. Opponents are completing 55.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.4 yards per try.
In their last game, the USC Trojans played the Colorado Buffaloes and ended up getting the victory by a score of 35-31. Leading the way at QB for the Trojans was Kedon Slovis who went 30/44 with 406 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Kenan Christon led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 24 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 76 yards by way of 14 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per run. Michael Pittman Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 156 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 22.3 yards per catch in the game. The Trojans ran the ball 26 times and racked up a total of 112 yards which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. For the contest, the Trojans earned 30 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 50 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 70 plays for a total of 518 yards. In terms of defense, USC allowed 27 completions on 43 attempts for a total of 324 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.8%. On the ground, the Trojans allowed 196 yards on 34 runs which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed 520 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Trojans come into this game with a record of 5-3. USC needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 146.3 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 86th in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,170 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Trojans average 442.4 yards per game overall ranking them 32nd in college football and 3rd in the Pac-12. The Trojans are allowing 24.9 points per game ranking them 6th in the conference and 49th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are allowing 239.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Trojans are currently ranked 7th in the Pac-12. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 199 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 190.3 yards per game which puts them at 97th in D-1 and 11th in the Pac-12. This year, they have given up 1,522 rushing yards and 10.4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ducks +1
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