Pac-12 football experts offer an early read on Oregon-Utah game

What are the odds of Utah beating Oregon? Good question. We asked our Pac-12 football panel for perspectives.

Matt Zemek: 30 percent. Without Cam Rising, Utah has little chance, even in Salt Lake City. Oregon’s defense, which I was skeptical of, actually held up okay against Washington — not magnificently, but not a total implosion, either. Holding Washington to 36 isn’t all that bad. Arizona held UW to 31. Oregon might struggle for 30 to 40 minutes against the Utah defense, but the Utes’ offense would simply not be able to do enough to win. The Ducks would need just three or four big plays to prevail even if their offense is stuck in the mud for most of the day.

Zachary Neel: The fact that the game is in Salt Lake City makes me think that Utah has a semblance of a chance to win this game, but in general, I don’t think Oregon will be tested too much against the Utes. They are too good on defense for Utah’s offense to get anything going.

Matt Wadleigh: Without Cam Rising, it’s not good for Utah. I’ll put these odds at 20%.


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