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Rose Bowl to the winner: Oregon vs Utah for Pac-12 title – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-12-03 16:00:00 –

Duck seeking a third straight Pac-12 title

Travis Dye celebrates Dax’s victory over Oregon on November 27, 2021 (AP)

(AP) — No. 10 Oregon (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12, No. 10CFP) vs. No. 14 Utah (9-3, 8-1, No. 17), Friday 8:00 pm EST (ABC) in Las Vegas.

Line: According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, Utah is 2½.

Series record: Oregon leads 23-11.

What’s wrong?

The ducks aim to be the first team to reach the Rose Bowl with three consecutive Pac-12 titles. Utah is aiming for the first Pac-12 Championship and the first Rose Bowl on his third trip to the title game.

Key match

Oregon RB Travis Dye vs Utah LB Devin Lloyd. Dye is one of the most dynamic running backs at the conference and is ranked second in the 16TD Pac-12, including 13 games from the last 7 games. Lloyd is one of the top defensive players in the country with 22 tackles. It is second only to Wil Anderson’s 28 in Alabama.

Players to watch

Oregon: QB Anthony Browne leads the Pac-12 with a total of 264.8 yards per game with 16 TD passes, 4 INTs and 9 TD runs. Brown struggled at his first meeting with Utah, completing 48.6% of his passes at 231 yards, a rush of eight yards.

Utah: QB Come Rising has only 17 TD passes and 3 INTs this season and helped improve Utah’s season when he took over as a starter after a 1-2 start. Rising is also rushing to 346 yards and 5 TDs, helping Utes lead the Pac-12 in scoring in conference games.

Facts and numbers

Utah won 38-7 at home two weeks ago and has won his third victory in eight meetings with Oregon since joining Pac-12 in 2011. 5 consecutive games. … Oregon is 4-0 in the Pac-12 title game. … Utah is the first on the Pac-12, ranking 13th in the nation with 218.2 yards per game, and has won 100 yards from Tavion Thomas, TJ Pledger, and Micaba Nard. … Oregon is third in the last six games with 74 to 47 (63.5%). … Duck DB Verone McKinley III has won the top spot in the country with 5 INTs this season.

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