No. 2 Oregon travels to the Commonwealth State this week for a meeting with the 1-0 Virginia Cavaliers. Kickoff in Saturday's Week 2 clash between the Ducks and Cavaliers is set for 3:30pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on ABC. College Football Point Spreads are favoring Oregon at -22 against the spread and -1800 on the money line ($1800 wins $100). The game total for this weekend's battle between the two BCS players is set at 60.5 points.
While Oregon may eventually miss Chip Kelly, it certainly did not miss him last weekend. The Ducks were the same well oiled offensive machine, pounding FCS school Nicholls State 66-3 at Autzen Stadium.
Oregon, which scored three first quarter touchdowns, compiled an eye popping 772 total yards, 500 of which came on the ground on just 45 carries (11.1 yards per carry average).
The Ducks had three players, including quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back D'Anthony Thomas, rush for over 110 yards in the route.
Virginia is no powerhouse, but it will provide a far more greater challenge to Oregon than the Colonels did last Saturday. The Cavaliers were not overly impressive in their season opener, but they did score a nice win over a tough BYU team.
Virginia was out-gained 362 yards to 223 by the Cougars and it averaged a paltry 2.6 yards per carry, but it capitalized on a horrific late mistake from BYU quarterback Taysom Hill to score a come from behind 19-16 victory.
The Cavaliers will need a much more sound showing this weekend to stay anywhere near Oregon. Virginia benefited greatly from the Cougars offensive struggles, but it will have no such luxury against the Ducks.
Virginia should be an improved team this season given its returning experience, but it will be outclassed on Saturday. The Cavaliers suffered their share of big losses a season ago (lost to Georgia Tech, TCU, and North Carolina by 20 or more points) and they are on the verge of absorbing their first ugly setback of the 2013 season.
Oregon vs Virginia College Football Point Spreads Week 2:
Oregon Ducks -22 (-110), Over 60.5 (-110), -1800 (Moneyline)
Virginia Cavaliers +22 (-110), Under 60.5 (-110), +1150 (Moneyline)
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