Oregon Ducks Football Odds: Inaugural Championship game Pits Oregon Versus OSU
The Ohio State Buckeyes drew the carpeting out from under No. 1-ranked Alabama recently and will now contend for the NCAA Championship on Monday. The game begins at 8:30 PM ET.
The No. 4 Buckeyes will meet with the No. 2 Oregon Ducks in the National championship. The pairing of Big Ten and Pac-12 opponents is a significant testimony to why the inaugural playoff format is so crucial. This is the very first year since 2005 that an SEC didn't certify, and if the format continued to be the same, we would have seen an SEC team included.
This year we see two teams contend for success due to their exceptional seasons and their capability to perform down the stretch.
Heading into the last game, Oregon has the edge in the sportsbook. They're the 7-point favorites, which is a modest spread after the beatdown they put on Florida State in the Rose Bowl. Marcus Mariota currently has a Heisman Trophy to his name, so a national title is the natural next step.
That said, if Ohio Sate can knock off the top-ranked Crimson Tide, they can provide the Ducks with a run for their money.