The #7 Oregon Ducks (1-0, 0-0 Away) will visit the #5 Michigan State Spartans (1-0, 0-0 Home) on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. The game will televise at 8 PM ET on ABC. The current odds list Michigan State as a 3.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 66.
Oregon is coming in off a 61-42 win over Eastern Washington. Vernon Adams went 19 of 25 with 246 yards and two touchdowns. Royce Freeman had 180 yards on 21 carries and found the end zone three times. Kani Benoit had 83 yards on 11 carries and added a score and Tony Brooks-James had 63 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Dwayne Stanford had 90 yards on three catches while Byron Marshall and Bralon Addison both found the end zone in the game. The Ducks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Michigan State is coming in off a 37-24 win over Western Michigan. Connor Cook went 15 of 31 for 256 yards and two touchdowns. LJ Scott ran for 77 yards on 13 carries while Madre London had 59 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Aaron Burbridge had four catches for 117 yards. Josiah Price added 3 catches for 49 yards and a touchdown while DeAnthony Arnett had 2 catches for 36 yards and a score. The Spartans are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games on grass.
My Pick: Oregon +3.5
This is a tough game to call but I like the Ducks to get the win here. Neither team showed any defense in their openers so we should be in for a shootout. I think this game will be close so I have to take the points here and hope that it comes down to a field goal.