Kickoff from (2-4 SU, 2-3 ATS) Sun Devil Stadium is set for 10:00 ET, so grab a Red Bull and stay awake! It’s been an up and down season for Oregon (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS) to date; the highs have been entertaining and filled with offense while the lows have just been embarrassing.
Luckily, as the Ducks head south to Tempe this weekend, they’ll be well rested having come off of their bye week. The last time Oregon saw action was on October 11th in a 31-24 victory over UCLA at Autzen Stadium.
Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli took the Bruins by storm, but not through the air; the former third string QB ran for 170-yards and a touchdown, while also throwing for 42-yards and a score on 5/19 passing.
NCAA football bettors seemed not to care however, seeing as though Oregon couldn’t cover the 19-point spread, and fell against the college football odds for the fourth time in its last five contests. On the plus side, Oregon has won in Tempe in its last two trips, covering the college football betting line in both victories.
If anyone in the PAC-10 needed a bye in week eight, it was the Arizona State Sun Devils. After starting the season 2-0, and reaching as high as fifteenth in the AP Top 25 Poll, ASU has dropped four straight, being outscored 102-44.
Week seven was perhaps the lowest point of the Sun Devils season, as USC ‘s defense put on a clinic, scoring a touchdown and holding ASU scoreless for a 28-0 Trojans victory at the Coliseum; State did however provide college football bettors with a "W," as they beat the closing NCAA odds by a single point (+29).
USC QB Mark Sanchez threw for 179-yards and a touchdown while also running for a score, while ASU gunslinger, Rudy Carpenter threw for 126-yards before being replaced by junior, Danny Sullivan, in the third quarter.
Arizona State can pull even in the conference with a win over Oregon on Saturday night, but they’ll have to do so as 4.5-point underdogs, with a total of 53.5.