2. Offensive numbers since the loss to Washington
The loss to Washington was definitely in their heads and that showed in the last six weeks of the regular season. They didn’t like seeing a “L” in the record. The Ducks dominated on the offensive side of the ball spearheaded by four players who are best at their positions.
The four are Heisman finalist Bo Nix, arguably one of the best receivers in college football, Troy Franklin, the best offensive line in all FBS headed by Jackson Powers-Johnson, and one of the best running backs in the nation, Bucky Irving. These players have helped the Ducks become the most explosive offensives in all of FBS ranking in the top five in all major categories of team stats. Franklin has become one of the best receivers in all college football with 14 touchdowns but, Nix has more weapons as receivers with Tez Johnson with nine touchdowns and two relatable tight ends, Patrick Herbert and Terrance Ferguson.
Fans are aware of all the stats that the Ducks have put up this year, how will Washington’s defense stop this on Friday?
In their last matchup, Nix threw for 337 yards and Franklin had 154 yards receiving so the Huskies didn’t stop the top two players. Washington struggled on the defensive side all year ranking 10th to last in giving up passing yards and yards given up.
The Ducks are going to look for the air game to be strong against the Huskies but, Washington needs to look for Irving as well. Washington is ranked middle of the pack in rushing yards given up. The overpowering offense of the Ducks is going to look to make the bright lights of Vegas shine so bright that Eugene can see it.