Free College Football Picks Today: Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Oregon Ducks vs Utah Utes 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

Two of the nation’s top scoring offenses are set to square off at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, as the No. 12 University of Oregon Ducks (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12) welcome the No. 10 University of Utah Utes (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12).

The Utes are 1.5-point favorites, and the total is 61.5.Utah is coming off a dominant 42-7 win over Stanford at Rice-Eccles Stadium last Saturday, their fourth consecutive victory.

Cameron Rising was 20 of 33 for 219 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Tavion Thomas ran 22 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Devaughn Vele caught six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Oregon lost 37-34 to No. 24 Washington at Autzen Stadium last Saturday. Bo Nix threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Bucky Irving carried 20 times for 149 yards and added five catches for 35 yards. Troy Franklin scored once. He had five receptions for 139 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The teams last met in the Pac-12 Championship Game, which the Utes won 38-10. The Utes won the only regular season meeting between the teams last year, a 38-7 victory in November.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Utes are averaging 39.3 points per game for the season, 12th in FBS, and they are facing a Ducks defense that has surrendered 27.4 PPG (76th). Meanwhile, Oregon has scored 42.2 points a game this season, fourth in the country, and Utah is allowing 20.0 PPG (21st).

The Utes rank as one of the nation’s top teams in rushing yards per game (210.2, 18th), while they are 46th in passing yards (252.3). They will be matching strength against strength on the ground, as the Ducks are 17th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (108.2). Against the pass, Oregon is 127th (289.7).

Oregon has been one of the country’s top teams in both passing and rushing yards per game, averaging 288.3 (19th) and 239.4 (10th) yards per game, respectively. The Utes are allowing 206.5 passing yards (39th) and 121.4 rushing yards per game (26th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through nine games, Cameron Rising has thrown for 19 touchdowns (4 INT) and 247.2 yards per game to lead Utah in passing. In three away games this season, he has three TDs (3 INT) and an average of 254.3 yards passing.

Tavion Thomas leads the team in rushing with an average of 70.2 yards a game over nine games. He has seven touchdowns on the ground. Dalton Kincaid is the Utes’ leading receiver with 72.1 yards a game and seven TDs. Bo Nix has 24 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 277.4 yards per game through 10 games to lead Oregon.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for 16 TDs and an average of 244.4 yards. Bucky Irving has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 83.7 yards a game through 10 games.

He has five total touchdowns, two rushing and three receiving. Troy Franklin has been a key target in the Ducks’ aerial attack. He has six touchdowns and a 77.5 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Utah (-125)

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