Saturday September 11th 2021 at Noon on FOX
Oregon Ducks (1-0) @ Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
Oregon Against Fresno State
Oregon, a Pac 12 top contender, began the season going up against Fresno State, coming out on top 31-24. They were evenly balanced with 172 yards passing and 186 yards rushing. Running back CJ Verdell ran 18 times for 74 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Johnny Johnson III caught 3 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. They didn’t allow Fresno State to run much, only 76 yards. But the Bulldogs got them for 298 yards through the air.
Ohio State Last Weekend
Being an Ohio State fan, you know the Buckeyes beat Big Ten in conference Minnesota 45-31 last Thursday. Quarterback CJ Stroud passed for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. Miyan Williams ran 9 times for 125 yards and a touchdown. While Chris Olave was in good form with 4 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Ohio State is considered a 14.5 favorite to win in the Horseshoe in this out of conference important contest.
How Oregon Can Compete
Oregon might try to control the clock by running the ball a lot like Minnesota did, but Ohio State can score quickly. Quarterback Anthony Brown could do a decent job of moving the ball on the ground. And the Ducks have a better defense than the Golden Gophers with Kayvon Thibodeaux on the edge, but not enough to win this one.
Stroud was strong going to his left in his first collegiate game. When he couldn’t through left, he struggled a little bit. Oregon can test him this weekend to see if he’s made any adjustments.
College Football Live | David Pollack on Oregon vs Ohio State