Today, in asked and answered

Oregon writer haz a question.

This past week, Tipico Sportsbook put out its betting lines for a majority of the Week 1 games, and it listed the Ducks as a 17.5-point underdog, giving them plus-550 moneyline odds to win the game. In contrast, Georgia is listed at minus-1,000 to win the game.

Seems a bit high, no? That’s basically saying this game — one between two top-15 teams — is going to be a blowout. Despite the fact Georgia lost a majority of its historic defense from last season and had 15 players get drafted to the NFL this spring, the Bulldogs are projected to wax the Ducks.

Unfair to Oregon, or are Duck fans living outside of reality in believing that they might be able to keep things competitive with Dan Lanning’s former team?

Oregon writer answers his own question.

A lot of that depends on what happens with the quarterback position in Eugene. If Bo Nix wins the starting job, he can bring his SEC experience to the table and likely calm the rest of the youthful team, having been on that stage before.

Bo’s SEC experience resulted in finishing 9th, 9th and 11th in the conference in passer rating.  Last season against the Dawgs (at home!), he managed a whopping 5.7 ypa en route to a massive 97.97 passer rating.  Sounds pretty calming to me.

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25 responses to “Today, in asked and answered

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    In Bo, they are expecting a lot from him.

    The new Bulldog Benelli is locked and loaded for a September Duck shoot.

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  2. Dawglicious

    Their ass gonna be foie gras. Quack quack

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  3. 81Dog

    Bo is going for the coveted Golden Sombrero v UGA. I’m confused as to why his experience makes Duck fans think it’s a plus for them.

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  4. Maybe his natural tendency to run backwards when pressured will finally work in the Pac 12. Sweet Tea, we’ll be waiting for you in MBS.

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  5. drunkenmonken

    With apologies to Tom T Hall:
    I love little baby ducks
    Riding in my truck
    Saying auburn sux

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  6. When Bo Nix is your answer, you’ve asked the wrong question.

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  7. TEXBaller

    They did beat Ohio St in Columbus last year. With a lesser talented QB. And rushed for 260+. 17.5 seems like too much.

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    • Russ

      I think it’s too much simply because Kirby is going to play an early game close to the vest and he’s not going to embarrass his former DC in his first HC game.

      Dawgs win comfortably by 10-14 with the game never really in doubt.

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  8. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    Man, encouraging Duck fans to lay real money on this game is so wrong it’s criminal.

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  9. NotMyCrossToBear

    Bo Nix was a 5 star, number 1 rated dual threat qb coming out of high school. I wonder how much NIL he would have commanded as a recruit. I also wonder how much NIL he brought in last year.

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  10. biggusrickus

    The average margin of defeat for Nix’s Auburn teams was also 17.3. The only reason that’s not higher is because Stokes dropped a fourth quarter pick in the 2019 game and left the door open for their two TDs that turned a 21-0 fourth quarter lead into a 21-14 semi-nailbiter.

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  11. Russ

    I’ve said it before but Nix is going to be responsible for TWO Oregon losses in the Dome after we get through with them.

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  12. MGW

    If you want to be optimistic and honest, the answer goes like this: Crazier things have happened.

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  13. archiecreek

    It’s June 1.
    In the words of the Great Nakobie Dean…
    “Hard work WORKS!!”
    GATA
    fuqing ducks

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