OR (7-5) heads into the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State (10-3) looking for its eighth win of the campaign and the first without head coach Willie Taggart who bolted for Florida State. Mario Cristobal leads the Ducks in his first game since being promoted to head coach on December 8 after Willie Taggart took the Florida State job. Houston's Major Applewhite dropped his first game in charge after being elevated from offensive coordinator to head coach last season, losing 34-10 to San Diego State with a makeshift coaching staff.
OR is a 61/2 point favorite, but let's go with Boise State in the upset. . Well go to battle for him any day..
OR enters the game as almost one touchdown favorites, despite being without star running back Royce Freeman, who chose to skip the game to focus on the NFL Draft. Is it a sign of larger issues, or just one guy making a decision based on his best interest?
You can watch OR play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on ABC live.
The Bronco offense will need to come together tomorrow and could possibly be without tight end, Jake Roh, and Running Back, Alexander Mattison.
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Odds: Oregon opened as a five-point favorite. It gave Boise State a 7-0 in the first quarter. If you ask boise state linebacker, Leighton Vander Esch, the Ducks still have other valuable options to go to. . They can do anything they want to do because theyve got the players for it..
Boise State enters tomorrow's game as an underdog for the third time this season.
Interestingly enough, both teams match up pretty well this weekend.
Thats the recipe again in Las Vegas. The Broncos rode out of that one on top 17-14, narrowly inching a win over their rivals. If they dont make a key play or two on special teams, theyre not going to win, either.
And junior quarterback Brett Rypien must continue to play with smarts and efficiency, as he did for most of the Broncos 8-1 finish to the regular season. He typically wears No. 73 and has been invited to the Senior Bowl to showcase his skills for National Football League teams and coaches at the end of the season. "It all comes down to us".