Oregon State Beavers at Oregon Ducks
Date and Time: Friday 11/29/13 at 7:00pm on Fox Sports 1
Game Line: Oregon -21.5 (from JustBet)
Friday’s Oregon State vs Oregon NCAA Football Analysis: For the first time in a long time there is nothing on the line in the Civil War. No National Championships, no Rose Bowls, no PAC-12 title. When Oregon and Oregon State meet in their annual rivalry game Friday it will be about salvaging the season after demoralizing losses this past weekend. Oregon was stunned by Arizona, losing 42-16 in Tuscon and subsequently dropping from number 5 to number 12 and assuring that Stanford and Arizona State will play for the PAC-12 crown. Oregon State was also victim to a beat down, 69-27 at home to the hands of Washington. The Beavers could clinch a winning season with a victory of the Ducks and they might need a win to become bowl eligible. The Beavers have had a very up and down season with an early loss to division two’s Eastern Washington before winning six straight then losing their last four. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota cleared concussion protocol on Monday after a big hit knocked him out late in the fourth quarter against Arizona and should be ready to play on Friday night. Oregon has beaten Oregon State five straight years and with little but pride left to play for, the will need to dig deep to find the motivation for this game. It is clear who the better team is, especially offensively, but it’s hard not to question Oregon’s desire to clobber their in state rivals after two losses end any chance they had of achieving their goals this season. There is no doubt Oregon is the better team here, but their fragile psyche and recent losses might have them looking less than great in their season finale. Meanwhile, the Beavers know they haven’t beaten Oregon in five years and would love to come out and compete in this one. Normally there isn’t much of a motivation factor to consider in these big rivalry weekend games, but this year Oregon fell short and their whole team knows it. They might come out flat and let Oregon State stay in this game and cover the big number.
Oregon State vs Oregon Free NCAA Football Picks: Oregon State +21.5 and over 68
Free Week 13 Oregon State vs Oregon Prediction: 41-31 Oregon
What to expect in this week 13 NCAA Football match up: The Oregon State passing attack will have success early and often and surprise everyone by keeping themselves in this game from start to finish. Oregon will start the game looking flat with an early turnover or two to give Oregon State the lead. Unfortunately for Oregon State fans, they have one of the worst defenses in the PAC-12 and once Oregon starts moving the ball and scoring points they won’t be stopped.