Oregon would have to overcome decades-old Pac-12 trend to pull off upset vs. Ohio State
Oregon is understandably an underdog against Ohio State this weekend. But there are other numbers that Ducks fans might not want to see.
Dating back to 1993, Pac-12 teams are 5-47 on the road against top-10 opponents, including 14 straight losses.
Pac-12 teams have lost 14 straight regular season games away from home vs Top 10 non-conference teams and are 5-47 since 1993…
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) September 9, 2021
Ohio State, the No. 3 team in the country, is a 14.5-point favorite over Oregon in Saturday’s matchup, according to DraftKings.
Oregon might have an even tougher time in Columbus if star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux can’t play. He suffered an injury in the season opener and his status for the big Week 2 matchup is in doubt.
ESPN’s Football Power Index is also favoring the Buckeyes in this matchup.
So, there’s not a lot going for the Ducks in this one. But this is college football. You never know what can happen.
Kickoff between Ohio State and Oregon is set for Sept. 11 at noon ET in Columbus on FOX.
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