Oregon opens as five-point favorites against Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

Las Vegas doesn’t seem to mind the coaching turnover at Oregon. It doesn’t seem to mind at all, as the Ducks opened as five-point favorites over Boise State in next Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Oregon won three of its final four games of the season to get to 7-5. For the final two, the Ducks had the services of quarterback Justin Herbert, who had been out with a collarbone injury much of the year. Not coincidentally Oregon put up totals of 48 and 69 points in easy wins. With Herbert under center, Oregon is 6-1, averaging 28.1 points more than its opponent.

Boise State, meanwhile, is 10-3, on the heels of a Mountain West Championship after beating Fresno State, 17-14. Perhaps boding well for the Mustangs is the fact that they have never lost to Oregon. They’ve only met twice, in 2008 and 2009, in which Boise State won 37-32 and 19-8, respectively.

Oregon, which will be making its debut under coach Mario Cristobal, is 6-6 against the spread this year, while Boise State is 8-5.

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