Arizona Vs. Oregon: Opening Line Is Ducks By 23.5

Oddsmakers have the No. 3 Oregon Ducks favored to defeat the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats by more than three touchdowns on Saturday at Eugene's Autzen Stadium.

Most have the number at Oregon minus-23.5.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has shown himself to be a steady and calm decision-maker at the position in just his first year as a starter. He has plenty of weapons to get the ball to -- De'Anthony Thomas, Kenjon Barner and a host of wide receivers and tight ends -- and the Ducks have come out and dominated their first three opponents in the first halves of the games.

That left the second halves pretty meaningless, and Oregon had lapses in effort against Fresno State and Arkansas State. But they should be able to move the ball and score with their first-teamers on the field more often.

The Wildcats are also 3-0 and have found, apparently, the right guy to work new coach Rich Rodriguez's system in quarterback Matt Scott. To get the upset, Arizona's defense will really have to come up huge.

For more on the Arizona Wildcats, please make sure to check out AZ Desert Swarm. For more on the Pac-12, make your way over to Pacific Takes.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.