1. Young Ducks will shine on a national stage
Usually when you have to rely on a number of unproven freshmen, there’s a good chance you’re not winning the game. Fortunately for Oregon, the Oklahoma Sooners will be down four defensive starters and their quarterback, too, is young and has never played in a bowl game.
Oregon’s young talent, however, is some of the best in the country with guys like Kris Hutson, Byron Cardwell, Troy Franklin, Seven McGee, Terrance Ferguson, Moliki Matavao, Jeffrey Bassa, Dontae Manning, Trikweze Bridges, and Avante Dickerson will all shine. Even if the worst-case scenario happens, Ty Thompson will be available to take snaps behind Anthony Brown.
This team has plenty of young talent ready to shine on the big stage and with opportunities presenting themselves at just about every position, these guys will play well. They’re fighting for position on the 2022 depth chart, after all.
I think we’re going to see breakout games from a number of the talented freshmen mentioned above, especially Hutson, Franklin, Ferguson, and Cardwell.
These guys will feed off each other and lead the Ducks to a big win. The future is bright.