Pac 12 Championship: Oregon vs Utah prediction, game preview, how to watch: Friday, December 3
Pac 12 Championship: Oregon vs Utah How To Watch
Date: Friday, December 3
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
How To Watch: ABC
Record: Oregon (10-2), Utah (9-3)
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Pac 12 Championship: Oregon vs Utah Game Preview
Why Oregon Will Win
Can Utah possibly generate the same energy, the same effectiveness, and the same sort of production twice?
That 38-7 loss in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago was almost too obvious.
Oregon had been winning, but it wasn’t consistent and it wasn’t quite as sharp as a College Football Playoff team should look, it had a few problems on the road after the Ohio State win – losing at Stanford and needing to battle to get by UCLA and fight too hard in bad weather against Washington – and …
The Utes ripped through the Ducks clean.
But the running game still works. It was humming along before the Utah loss, and it showed up after in the win over Oregon State to get here.
The talent on both sides is undeniable, the O can match Utah’s third down conversion for third down conversion, the defense should come out and play like it’s personal.
Oregon’s run defense has been a rock over the second half of the season, but Utah ran for over 200 yards. Expect a quick adjustment in energy and production up front, and expect the defense to start taking the ball away a bit.
Missing in the first meeting were takeaways – that’s not normal for Oregon.
The Ducks went without a takeaway four times, and two of those games were the two losses. The offense hasn’t lost the ball in the last two games, but …
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