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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