College Football Pick UCLA at Oregon 10-21-10

October 18, 2010


UCLA Bruins at #2 Oregon Ducks

Thursday October 21, 2010 9:00 PM EST

Line: Oregon -24

Both of these football teams had an extra week to prepare for this Pac-10 showdown. UCLA comes into this showdown with a 3-3 record and have a 1-2 Pac-10 record. They are 1-2 on the road. Oregon comes into the game perfect with a 6-0 record and are 3-0 vs Pac-10 opponents. They are 3-0 at home outscoring their opponents 193-31.

UCLA had an extra week to digest their 35-7 loss at Cal two weeks ago. Their defense is ranked 68th in the nation allowing 25.7 points a game which is decent. Their offense will need to keep up with the high-powered Oregon offense. Their offense is only posting 22.7 points a game, 86th overall. Their passing game will need to step up as they rank 118th in the nation with only 95.5 yards a game. Starting QB Kevin Prince had an extra week to let his knee heal, but he will need to step up his play regardless of the injury. Their rushing game has carried their weight as they average 223 yards a game, 13th best. Sophomore RB Johnathan Franklin leads the team with 679 yards and 5 TDs.

This Oregon team will benefit more from the extra week off. Their defense has been solid only allowing 16.3 points a game, 16th best. Their offense is the best in the nation scoring 54.3 points a game. The Duck passing game hasn’t been too shabby putting up 252.2 yards a game, 34th overall. Their rushing game has been huge with 314.8 yards a game, 3rd best. Heisman hopeful LaMichael James leads this team with 848 yards and 9 TDs. A lot of attention will also be on Sophomore QB Darron Thomas who has 1,231 yards with 14 TDs and 5 Ints.

Both teams having a bye before coming into this matchup gives neither an advantage. Oregon has made football picks easy this year, and I’m hoping on the bandwagon. They are explosive on offense and after the way Cal beat UCLA before their bye, makes me doubt this UCLA team. Oregon is a much better team and Kevin Prince has not shown much. Oregon will put up a bunch of points while UCLA should struggle finding the end zone.

Free College Football Pick: Oregon -24

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