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Portland State vs #15 Oregon Odds, and Picks (Sep 2)

By · August 18, 2023
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  • Portland State had another down year, going just 4-7 on the season.
  • Oregon finished 10-3 last season, defeating UNC in the Holiday Bowl.
  • These two teams last met on September 8, 2018, in a game Oregon won 62-14.

The college football season is approaching. Let’s preview the upcoming Portland State vs Oregon game.


How to Watch

  • Pac-12 Network

Preview

Portland State finished in the bottom half of the Big Sky conference last season, ending just 4-7 on the year. It marked their 7th straight losing season. Since beating FBS Washington State and finishing in the FCS Top 10 in 2015, in head coach Bruce Barnum’s first season, they’ve gone just 21-47. Barnum was brought back for his 8th season in 2023, hoping to break his 7-year losing record streak. It won’t be easy.

October 01, 2022: Portland State Vikings linebacker Tevita Tuitavake 47 celebrates a tackle for loss during the game between the Vikings and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, OR. /CSM Cal Media via AP Images Hillsboro USA - ZUMAc04_ 20221001_zaf_c04_802 Copyright: xLarryxC.xLawsonx
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Oregon had their 2nd consecutive 10-win season last year, starting to look more like the program that went 60-8 from 2010 to 2014. Following that tremendous stretch, the Ducks had gone just 29-22 from 2015 to 2018. With their big move to the Big-10 on the horizon, Oregon is getting back on track at just the right time. In 2023, they return QB Bo Nix and much of the roster that aided them in their success in 2022.


Prediction

It’s not impossible for an FCS team to beat an FBS team. It happens pretty much every year, very often in the first week of the season. That being said, this isn’t a top-10 Portland State against an above average Washington State in 2015. The Vikings have struggled for several years to be competitive at the FCS level, and Oregon is back in contention for the top of the FBS. This game will be just like their matchup in 2018.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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