The (No. 13) Oregon Ducks (1-0) will visit the Texas Tech Red Raiders (0-1) on Saturday night.
Oregon stomped out Portland State 81-7 in its season opener last Saturday. Star quarterback Bo Nix had nearly 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in just over two-quarters of play. Meanwhile, Texas Tech dropped its Week 1 matchup 35-33 in double overtime to Wyoming. Oregon transfer and current TTU quarterback Tyler Shough threw for three scores against one pick in the loss.
Oregon vs. Texas Tech Betting Odds
|Ducks||-6 (-110)||Over 68.5 (-110)||-245|
|Red Raiders||+6 (-110)||Under 68.5 (-110)||+200|
Odds Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook
Oregon vs. Texas Tech Match Details
Fixture: Oregon Ducks @ Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas
Oregon vs. Texas Tech Key Stats
Oregon showed out in their Week 1 game against a relatively weak opponent in Portland State. Bo Nix again leads the Ducks offense after tossing 29 touchdowns against seven picks in 2022. He also added 14 rushing touchdowns. The rushing attack is also elite, spearheaded by returning 1,000-yard rusher Bucky Irving.
The Oregon defense looks to improve off their middle-of-the-pack ranking last year. However, they have been tough against opposing rushing attacks over the past few seasons.
Offensively, Texas Tech played well last Saturday. Starting quarterback Tyler Shough completed 66% of his passes for three scores and just one pick. Shough enters his fifth year at the collegiate level and his third with the Red Raiders. The signal-caller has thrown 32 touchdowns against 11 interceptions in his career, which includes two years with Oregon. However, the TTU running attack struggled, averaging just 2.8 yards on 33 carries.
The Texas Tech defense was vastly efficient despite the loss. They held the Cowboys to 3.9 yards per carry and just 150 yards passing. They even caused two turnovers, both of which were fumble recoveries.
Oregon vs. Texas Tech Betting Prediction
I like Oregon to win on Sunday. They have an extremely balanced yet effective offense led by one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Despite a revenge game for TTU’s Tyler Shough, I don’t think the Red Raiders offense has enough firepower to stick with the Oregon Ducks over four quarters. So, let’s roll with the Ducks in the late-night tilt.