NCAA College Football for Saturday 9-2-2018: Buckeyes vs Beavers
This is quite a tricky game to call. Ohio’s mindset is pretty difficult to predict as Meyers is not on the sideline. It seems as if the team is a Pac-12 just for the sake of it, and that they don’t have the talent to compete.
The Buckeyes, on the other hand, managed to win five games with at least 38 points last season. One of these games was a blowout of Michigan State, and with this in mind, we think Ohio State is a strong contender! Whether Ohio State can cover a 37 point spread in this game will depend largely on Dwayne Haskins – their quarterback.
Alongside Dwayne will be Haskins who has a great proficiency in throwing to his target. Against Michigan, his arm worked overtime like a cannon and this resulted in big plays for a passing game. They had easily scored early and we can imagine what could happen in this game.
The Beavers have little chance of getting completely blown out and this can be done by aiming for points. The silver lining of their team is Jake Luton who is back from a serious injury. He is 6’7’’ and can be backed by players of decent skill all around him. The only problem with him is that he isn’t as mobile as you’d want. He could end up getting sandwiched by the pass rushers of the Buckeyes.
The Beavers may also be seen implementing a strong offense to be able to gain some positive yards on the 1st and 2nd down. This in itself may be a test for Oregon as the Buckeyes have serious talent that could overwhelm their offense and get enough inertia for a win.
Another aspect of the game is that Oregon is a west coast team that is going to be playing a noon game in an Eastern Time zone. We’d probably feel safe vouching for the Buckeyes and might be able to see Ohio cover a 37-point spread in this matchup.