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How and what to watch for No. 9 Oregon vs. Oregon State

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers will battle each other for state bragging rights on Friday.

Oregon Ducks quarterback Tyler Shough throws a pass during the second half against the UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks won 38-35.  Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Civil War is expected to be another big win for the team from Eugene, as the No. 9 Oregon Ducks will be looking for another big win over their rivals the Oregon State Beavers Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET in Corvallis, OR.

The Ducks (3-0) are one of four remaining undefeated teams left in the Pac-12. Last week Oregon defeated the UCLA Bruins 38-35 at home, as Ducks quarterback Tyler Shough was 19-of-30 for 334 yards and three touchdowns. The sophomore quarterback has played well to start off the season, completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 873 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Shough will be trying to throw for at least three touchdowns for the third-straight against an Oregon State defense that is allowing 11.4 yards per completion and 3.7 touchdowns per game. Along with Shough, the UO defense played well against the Bruins forcing four turnovers, but allowing the Bruins to pick up 267 yards on the ground. The Ducks needs to get that fixed quickly, with Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson waiting in the wings on Friday.

As for Oregon State (1-2), they are coming off of a 31-27 home victory over the Cal Bears. Jefferson is a dynamic junior running back, and produced a season-high 196 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. The 5-foot-10 rusher has at least 100 yards in three-straight games. In last season’s matchup against the Ducks, Jefferson was held to 81 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Oregon’s defense is giving 5.2 yards per game to opposing running backs, which ranks them 25th in the nation.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch No. 9 Oregon vs. Oregon State on Friday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Oregon (-13.5) vs. Oregon State
Point Total: 64
Money line: Oregon (-670) vs. Oregon State (+390)

  • Against the spread, Oregon has a 4-1 record as the road team and 6-1 road record against their in-state rivals.
  • Since the start of 2008, Oregon has a record of 11-1 in its last 12 games against Oregon State.
  • Dating back to the 2019 season, the Beavers have a record of 5-1 ATS and the point total went over in four of their last six games.
  • Over that same period of time, Oregon State has a 1-4 record straight up.

Betting splits

Oregon: (76% of handle, 80% percent of bets)
Oregon State: (24% of handle, 20% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

When it’s Rivalry Week, you don’t know what to expect as all the records go out the window (hooray, clichés). This should be a fun one to watch on Black Friday between two dynamic running backs in Oregon’s C.J. Verdell and Jefferson, who can break the game open with one play. But I think this game will come down to quarterback play and defense, in which I lean towards the Ducks.

Pick: Oregon (-13.5)

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