EUGENE, Ore., Sporting Alert – No. 18 Utah takes on No. 13 Oregon in one of the highlighted college football games on the schedule for this weekend, September 26.
The Week 2 battle between the PAC-12 clubs gets underway at 7:30 p.m. from Autzen Stadium, in Eugene, with live television coverage on FOX. Live Stream will be at FOX Sports GO or you can use the FOX Sports GO app.
Utah (3-0) comes into this game undefeated, after finishing its nonconference fixtures with three straight victories and will be hoping to continue on that fruitful run against the Ducks on the road.
So far the Utes have put away Michigan, Utah State and Fresno State this season, and have matched its highest ranking since 2010.
They are allowing 18.3 points per game and scoring 31 points per game, with an average of 348 total yards per contest.
Oregon (2-1) is coming off a convincing 61-28 victory over Georgia State – bouncing back from the 31-28 defeat to No. 5 Michigan State in Week 2.
These Ducks, who have scored 61 points in two of its three games to start the season, are putting up 50-points per game and allowing 33.7.
Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. was rested at the weekend for the win over Georgia State with a broken index finger on his throwing hand, which allowed Jeff Lockie to make his first start for the club.
Adams is back in training and is throwing the ball a bit more comfortable, the team reports on Wednesday, but he’s still not 100-percent and his participation on Saturday is still up in the air.
Should Adams, who has thrown for 555 yards in two games thus far this season, starts or even play this coming weekend, Utah will certainly look to put some pressure on him to make things uncomfortable at throwing the ball with the injured finger.
He’s been sacked five times in the two outings and has thrown two interceptions.
At the same time, the Ducks will absolutely be targeting Utes star running back Devontae Booker, who has been carrying the team for the most part this season.
Booker has rushed for 345 of Utah’s 543 total running yards, while score four of the seven touchdowns in that category.
The senior from Sacramento, has also taken 14 catches for 126 yards on the new term.
Utah are 1-3 when coming up against Oregon teams ranked in the top 25 and oddsmakers at Vegasinsider.com, doesn’t expect the travelers to have any luck in this game either.
The South Division outfits won in 2003, but suffered defeats in 2001, 2013 and 2014.
The Ducks are 11.5 points favourites to beat the Utes in the North vs. South PAC-12 battle, with the game total sitting at 66.5.