Oregon vs. Eastern Washington Prediction, Game Preview

    Oregon vs. Eastern Washington prediction, as well as full game preview, for the opening game between the Ducks and Eagles.

    September 2, 2015

    The Oregon Ducks host Eastern Washington to open the 2015 college football season. Fans will get their first look at newly-named first string quarterback Vernon Adams. How will Adams fare in his first outing, which comes against the team he used to quarterback? Below is the Oregon vs. Eastern Washington prediction and game preview. 

    Oregon vs. Eastern Washington Prediction & Preview

    Why You Need To Care

    How about this for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime spot? QB Vernon Adams is not only succeeding Heisman winner Marcus Mariota at Oregon, but his first start comes against his former team, Eastern Washington. The subplot of a fascinating game has the Ducks looking to remain the team to beat in the Pac-12, while preparing for the monster Week 2 trip to East Lansing to play Michigan State. The Eagles, who are still the deepest team in the Big Sky Conference, will be gunning to make Adams pay for bolting Cheney with a season of eligibility remaining.

    Why Eastern Washington Will Win

    No, the offense won’t be the same without the multidimensional Adams, but it will still be potent. Jordan West was recruited to be the heir to Adams, and he’ll get acclimated to the role with help from 100-catch WR Cooper Kupp and a playmaking receiving corps. The Oregon D lost a big chunk of its secondary, including both starting cornerbacks.

    Why Oregon Will Win

    Who is better than Adams to know the nuances and the personnel weaknesses of the Eastern Washington defense? There could be some jitters in the early going, but Adams will get on track, with help from an explosive supporting cast. Royce Freeman will plow through the Eagle defense, while the gifted receivers pick up substantial yards after the catch.

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    Player Who Matters

    Among West’s biggest worries will be to avoid being enveloped by Duck DeForest Buckner, one of the premier pass rushers in the country. Buckner is going to cause fits for the Eastern Washington tackles, commanding more than one blocker, which will help free up the other Oregon linemen and linebackers.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Adams will enjoy an auspicious debut in Eugene, allaying fears among locals about life after Mariota. The senior’s quick feet and quicker release will be on fully display for three quarters, but Freeman will be the game MVP. He’ll truck an undersized Eagle front seven for 150 yards and three touchdowns without so much as breaking a sweat.

    Oregon vs. Eastern Washington Score Prediction

    The time has come for the Oregon vs. Eastern Washington prediction …

    Oregon 49, Eastern Washington 24

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