Kickoff from Memorial Stadium in Berkeley is set for 3:30 Eastern time, and can be seen nationally on ABC and ESPN 360.com. It was all Oregon, all night, last Saturday in Tempe as the Ducks kept lighting up the scoreboard in a 54-20 route of Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium.
Oregon finished the game with 304 yards on the ground, and a grand total of 537 offensive yards, compared to ASU’s 333. College football betting received plenty more than they needed, as the college football line of -3-points wasn’t even considered once the Ducks tacked on their first touchdown at 12:54 of the first quarter.
Running backs, Jeremiah Johnson and Legarrette Blount each ran for a pair of touchdowns, and quarterback Jeremiah Masoli threw for 147 yards and a score; Masoli also led the Ducks on the ground with 85 yards and a rushing touchdown of his own.
Despite committing three turnovers in the game, Oregon won its second straight decision, and scored its first win against the NCAA odds in its past three attempts.
Cal only led visiting UCLA by four points as the fourth quarter began last Saturday in Berkeley, but thanks to a 24 point effort in the final fifteen minutes, Cal came away with a dominant 41-24 victory over their in-state rivals.
The Golden Bears scored a crucial 14 points in a 19 second span in the fourth, thanks to a 53 yard Kevin Riley touchdown pass to Nyan Boateng, and Mike Mohamed’s 19 yard return off of a Kevin Kraft interception; Cal intercepted Kraft four times in the contest.
NCAA football betting fans had to love Cal’s output down the stretch, as the Bears just beat the college football betting line set at -18-points. Sophomore running back, Jahvid Best, ran for 115 yards and a touchdown, while Riley finished with 153 yards through the air and a pair of scores in the victory.
Though Oregon is nationally ranked and tied atop the Pac-10 standings, the Ducks enter Saturday’s road contest as a 3-point underdog with the game ‘total’ set at 64. If that’s not motivation enough, perhaps last year’s 31-24 loss to the Bears could be.