3* Main Event on Oregon -
Oregon vs. Virginia,
09/07/2013 15:30 EDT,
Score: 59 - 10
Point Spread: -22½/-110 Oregon
The Ducks are coming off a season in which they were arguably the best team in the nation. They came out in made a statement in week one by beating Nicholls State with a 66-3 final score. The new head coach for Oregon should be an easy transition to handle for this team. Mark Helfrish was the offensive coordinator so there should not be any dramatic changes in the schemes run by this team.
Virginia scored 20 points or less a total of eight times last season on their way to a 4-8 finish. They will have to find a way to move the ball without Michael Rocco who transferred, and Phillip Sims who is academically ineligible. David Watford was under center in the Cavaliers week one matchup against BYU. While Watford finished the game with a solid completion percentage going 18 of 32, he had just 114 yards and an interception. Watford is not a mobile quarterback, yet he carried the ball 10 times for 10 yards in that game.
The Ducks are 6-0 ATS in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record. They are also 8-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. Virginia is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 1-8 ATS against a team with a winning record. The Cavaliers will not be able to slow down one of the nation’s top scoring teams, and they simply lack the offensive talent to keep this game close.