Oregon Ducks vs Georgia State: Three Things I’ll Be Watching

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Sep 5, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; A general view of the stadium as the Oregon Ducks play the Eastern Washington Eagles at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon Ducks enter as a forty-five point favorite on Saturday against Georgia State. The Panthers won last weekend 34-32 on the road at New Mexico State and will look to duplicate their success against a Top 15 ranked and far more experienced program in Oregon. As a program, Georgia State racked up the most offensive yards in their history last weekend and will need to duplicate that success regardless of the outcome this weekend at Autzen Stadium. Of course we all know the saying there is no fear when a team feels they have nothing to play for. This week, even though there is something to play for, the Panthers come in as a dangerous team – at least to start.

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Last season Georgia State took a 14-0 lead into halftime against Washington, but lost the game 45-14. My interest this week begins with the big story of the week, the health of Quarterback Vernon Adams and his broken Index finger. I will also be watching Wide Receiver Devon Allen to see his progression into the Offense. He had eighteen snaps last weekend at Michigan State, but did not tally a reception. Lastly, the Oregon Defense is playing strong. It would be a nice exclamation point to see them hold a hot team under ten points entering Pac-12 play next weekend.

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