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Oregon Ducks favored by more than a field goal in top 10 matchup with UCLA

 

Ducks opened as 4-point favorites but line has since moved to 5.5

 

 

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As a rule, the more worried I am about a game, the better the Ducks do. Pessimism is my lucky t-shirt. If that's true, OBD will excel against UCLA because, man, am I nervous about this game.

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On 10/16/2022 at 2:59 PM, jrw said:

As a rule, the more worried I am about a game, the better the Ducks do. Pessimism is my lucky t-shirt. If that's true, OBD will excel against UCLA because, man, am I nervous about this game.

Over the last 10 years, any game I legitimately believed the Ducks would not win, they won . . . until the Georgia game.

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Football History vs UCLA from Nov 29, 1928 - Oct 23, 2021

 

The last two years have been nail-biters...

 

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The official University of Oregon Ducks Football History vs UCLA

 

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No. 9 UCLA leads the Pac-12 and is fourth nationally in third down offense (54.79%).  Read article to see where our Ducks ranks in the Pac-12 and nationally this year.

 

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The No. 10 Ducks (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) have been in the top 20 in run defense since beating Washington State and moved up from 19th to 13th following their bye week.

 

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On 10/16/2022 at 1:08 PM, Pennsylvania Duck said:

 

 

 

Oregon Ducks favored by more than a field goal in top 10 matchup with UCLA

 

Ducks opened as 4-point favorites but line has since moved to 5.5

 

 

If you figure most gaming houses give teams 3-pts. for home field, (maybe 6 for a stadium like Autzen) this is a pretty even game by even their standards.  

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Oregon vs UCLA will feature two Top 10 teams for just the sixth time in Autzen Stadium history

 

Lanning: "This is going to be an elite atmosphere. You love to have an opportunity as a coach and a player

to play great teams. It's a great team, great team coming to play us."

 

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When No. 9 UCLA comes to Eugene on Saturday afternoon to take on the No. 10 ranked Oregon Ducks, the game will be included in what's a very small list of past games to

 

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On 10/17/2022 at 5:00 AM, Pennsylvania Duck said:

Oregon vs UCLA will feature two Top 10 teams for just the sixth time in Autzen Stadium history

 

Lanning: "This is going to be an elite atmosphere. You love to have an opportunity as a coach and a player

to play great teams. It's a great team, great team coming to play us."

 

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When No. 9 UCLA comes to Eugene on Saturday afternoon to take on the No. 10 ranked Oregon Ducks, the game will be included in what's a very small list of past games to

 

We know the Ducks are tough at home, but we seem to be especially tough when playing at home against top 10 teams. Another test for Lanning, and one of the more compelling storylines in college football.

 

Seeing what the two offenses do this Saturday will be interesting, no actually fascinating, actually riveting. Not sure if the rest of the nation sees what I see happening this weekend, but I won't miss this one.

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"Most polls consider Oregon's matchup against the Bruins a top-10 matchup.  ESPN is not one of those polls, still continues to show Ducks no respect."

 

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Oregon vs. UCLA is largely considered a top-10 matchup. Not to ESPN, though. They still have Oregon down in the rankings after the bye week.

 

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This podcast looks back on Oregon's Epic fourth quarter comeback at UCLA in 1970.  With Oregon down 21-40 with under five minutes left to play, Oregon shocked the LA crowd by scoring three touchdowns to win the game.  This game was one of Oregon's most dramatic comebacks in Oregon's history.

 

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The latest episode of the Mighty Oregon Podcast looks back on Oregon's epic fourth-quarter comeback at UCLA in 1970.

 

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One of the five notable quotes from Chip Kelly on the return to Autzen stadium.  Kelly: "it's always special going back there, it's a special place in my life."

 

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No. 10 Oregon and No. 9 UCLA will have plenty of storylines heading into Saturday, but one of the most intriguing, as it has been in years past, is the return of former head

 

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Five Bruin players worth knowing when the teams square off at Autzen.

 

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This will be a weekly feature published each week and one of three weekly "Know the Foe" stories" per game week. We'll also educate fans on the opposition using

 

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Get Hyped for GameDay!

 

 

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Oregon vs. UCLA: Point spread grows as money flows in favor of the Ducks

 

Zachary Neel of Ducks Wire: This feels like the most even match the Ducks have seen so far this year. Both teams have great offenses

with really stout defenses. They’re well coached and hungry, knowing that the winner of this game takes the de-facto top spot in the conference.

 

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Oregon opened as 4.5-point favorites over UCLA. That number has grown since then as bettors back the Ducks.

 

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We'll be seeing the top two rushers in the conference on Saturday

 

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Interesting listing of Top 10 matchups in Pac-12...Click on listing below to enlarge 

 

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"Oregon involved in 7 of the last 10 such matchups."

 

But the last one for Oregon was EIGHT years ago, which makes this very game Saturday significant for Oregon!

 

                              It has been THIS LONG?

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Injury update from Dan Lanning:

 

Oregon Ducks safety Bryan Addison expected to play against UCLA;

offensive lineman Steven Jones, running back Byron Cardwell Jr. still on the mend

 

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Addison, a fifth-year redshirt-junior, missed UO’s win at Arizona due to unspecified reasons.

 

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All eyes will be on UCLA-Oregon football matchup in Eugene

 

An article from The Orange County Register...

 

“It’s always special going back there,” Kelly said on Monday morning prior to practice. “It’s a special place in my life.

There’s a lot of great people there that had a profound impact on me. But I’m not playing the games. We’re totally focused.”

 

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ESPN’s Game Day will be in Eugene and Chip Kelly returns to the scene of some of his biggest victories, looking to help UCLA take a step forward.


 

 

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According to ESPN’s FPI, the Ducks have a more than favorable chance to beat UCLA this coming weekend.

 

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“About to be a fun one.” Dan Lanning is looking forward to Oregon’s big-time matchup against UCLA this weekend.

 

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The 10th-ranked Ducks are set to square off against Pac-12 South rival — UCLA (5-2, 3-1). UCLA is coming off an impressive road victory over

 

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First off, any of you 'gamblers' out there be careful! 

 

When odds start changing before a game and it's not because of significant changes in injuries or coaching, etc.  - beware.  It's a reflection of bets coming in from precisely those least objective in their analysis.  The gaming houses are positioning themselves to make a profit against the losses.

 

Secondly, most of these players or coaches have no notion (or memory) of past games like this between the two (both teams in top 10).  So while it helps with the hype it isn't necessarily the motivator driving them to win.

 

All that said: enjoy the heck out of this one, win or lose.  This is what makes collegiate football the most exciting fan sport to watch, imo.  Even Super Bowls (the actual game) pale in comparison.  Only game 7 of the World Series compares favorably and even there fans don't rush the field and tear the place down.

 

Go Ducks!

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"Kelly had plenty of positive things to say about the Ducks spreading some love around in his press conference.  But, make no mistake that he is taking this game very seriously and Oregon has UCLA's full attention come Saturday."

 

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Chip Kelly still holds Oregon in a high regard, but he’s coming up to Eugene on a mission and that’s to defeat the Ducks.

 

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Post Practice Interviews, 10/18/22

 

Bennett Williams: "That hunger's still there"

 

 

 

Casey Rogers: "Let's fire off the ball."

 

 

 

Jordon Riley: "Always Oregon football first"

 

 

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DuckTerritory's Tuesday practice report for UCLA week

 

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DuckTerritory's Tuesday practice report for UCLA week

 

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Photo Gallery: Practice 10/18/22

 

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Photos from Oregon's UCLA week Tuesday practice

 

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Oregon defenders compare UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson to Justin Fields

 

Read what Dan Lanning, Casey Rogers and Jordon Riley say about defending DTR

 

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Oregon defenders compare UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson to Justin Fields

 

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How will Oregon's stout run defense hold up against UCLA star Zach Charbonnet?

 

The Ducks have surrendered just 98 rushing yards per game, which ranks 13th in the nation.

 

UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet is one of the most productive backs in college football.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior has run for 615 yards and six touchdowns in 2022.

 

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On Saturday, an unstoppable force will meet an immovable object as Oregon's strong run defense aims to slow down UCLA's Zach Charbonnet.

 

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Dorian Thompson-Robinson is a fascinating person and a human highlight reel. He and the UCLA Bruins take on Oregon next.

 

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Information on each team going into week 8 games.

 

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The loss of offensive tackle LaDarius Henderson will be a big one for ASU on Saturday against Stanford, but USC got some good news of its own this week.

 

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College football expert picks and predictions for Week 8 highlighted by UCLA at Oregon, Syracuse at Clemson, and Texas at Oklahoma State

 

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Hmm, favoring UCLA.  Except for ESPN.

 

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The UCLA Bruins play the Oregon Ducks in a key Week 8 Pac-12 college football game on Saturday. Which team will win the game?

 

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#USC doesn’t play this week, so all eyes are on Eugene and the big Oregon-UCLA game. Trojan fans will be watching. Follow @Ducks_Wire for complete team coverage:

 

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Oregon might want to look at film of itself from a decade ago in order to prepare for the Bruins offense on Saturday.

 

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Oregon's players know they have a job to do this week, but they're looking forward to what will be an electric environment when UCLA comes to town.

 

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ESPN ranked the one-loss teams in college football with the best chance still of making it to the College Football Playoff. It placed Oregon third.

 

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Through the first six games of the 2022 season, the Oregon ground game has been multi-faceted and effective, gaining 1450 yards on 6.2 yards per attempt.  Eleven

 

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WATCH: After practice interviews - 10/19/22

 

Alex Forsyth: "Buying in to protection."

 

 

Bo Nix: "Execute and be very efficient"

 

 

Chase Cota: "Gotta be extra locked in"

 

 

DJ Johnson: "We get fired up every week"

 

 

Moliki Matavao: "Just play our game"

 

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Know the Foe: UCLA insider Tracy Pierson answers five questions

 

This week's UCLA preview features five questions and five answers from BruinReportOnline's Tracy Pierson.

Pierson is an established brand in Los Angeles market as a beat reporter and Bruin insider.

 

Good interview and honest answers of Chip Kelly's program...

 

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Each week we'll try our best to educate Oregon's fanbase with a three-part series called Know the Foe. These stories aim to provide the reader with necessary

 

 

 

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WATCH: NO. 9 UCLA VS. NO. 10 OREGON PREVIEW | JOEL KLATT SHOW

 

Joel Klatt picks UCLA to win. Listen to his reasons why...

 

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Joel Klatt previewed the No. 9 UCLA Bruins vs. No. 10 Oregon Ducks. This matchup has the top two rushing teams in the PAC 12 and veteran quarterbacks. This will be the first top 10 meeting...

 

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Oregon Ducks, UCLA preparing for rainy conditions

 

Both Lanning and UCLA coach Chip Kelly said their teams practiced wet ball drills this week.

 

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As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, weather forecasts call for a 60% chance of rain starting at 5 p.m. Friday with an 80% from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Saturday, precisely when the No. 10 Ducks and No. 9 Bruins...

 

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Autzen Audibles Podcast welcomes to the show UCLA insider Dave Woods.

 

Woods joins Matt Prehm and Erik Skopil to talk about the matchup's top storylines, position battles, and insight

into what caliber of a team the Bruins are bringing to Eugene this weekend.

 

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To get you ready for this weekend's massive football game between No. 10 Oregon and No. 9 UCLA from Autzen Stadium, the Autzen Audibles Podcast welcomes to the show UCLA
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A top 10 matchup in Eugene as well as ranked games in the ACC, Big 12 and SEC are the talk of college football in Week 8.

 

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A few upsets damaged some of the CollegeWire staff’s overall record, but we forge on with our Week 8 picks for the Pac-12.

 

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