We’ve got just three weeks of football remaining before bowl games roll around and the College Football Playoff rankings are locked in stone, so every game from here on out gets more intense by the week.
For the Oregon Ducks, there’s an opportunity to secure a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game this weekend, and depending on what happens elsewhere in the nation, they could find a way up in the CFP rankings as well. There are a lot of teams that Duck fans need to root against, and at least one rival that they need to root for.
When looking at the slate of games this weekend, there are several that hold significant ramifications on the Ducks, including a showdown between No. 5 Washington and No. 11 Oregon State in Corvallis. Based on the winner of that game, the Ducks could either be in the conference title game — assuming they get a little bit of help elsewhere — or heading for a top-10 matchup with the Beavers in the final Civil War for who knows how long, with the winner going to Las Vegas.
Sounds like some high stakes.
Let’s take a look at the slate of games this weekend and figure out which contests you need to most concern yourself as an Oregon fan.
Colorado vs. Washington State
When: Friday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. PT
Where to Watch: FS1
Why to Watch: This game doesn’t have major ramifications on Oregon, but it will be interesting to watch, especially on a Friday night with few other things competing in the time slot. Colorado needs a pair of wins to become bowl-eligible, and this is certainly a night where they can get one.
No. 3 Michigan vs. Maryland
When: Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. PT
Where to Watch: FOX
Why to Watch: It seems unlikely that Michigan will drop a game to Maryland, especially a week before the potential undefeated matchup against Ohio State, but without Jim Harbaugh on the…
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Author : Ducks Wire
Publish date : 2023-11-17 14:57:34
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