As week three of the CFSL commences, it does so with a rematch of last season’s Music City Bowl, which was the first round of the playoffs and the Ducks and Tigers are going at it again. Find out who our analysts picked to get week three started!
Tom Pence’s Predictions:
Oregon 28, Auburn 31
Both these teams come in 2-0 and Auburn has been a little more dominant of the two, but Oregon has beaten the teams put in front of them too. I think this is the game where Auburn finds a way to hit the last second field goal to ice this one with time running out.
Oregon 38, Auburn 51
Auburn’s offense is the most versatile in the league. Griffin Jelkic has been lights out and Robert Davis has controlled the ground. While Oregon has an offense just as potent, Auburn’s defense will be the key. This will be close all game but Auburn pulls away for a double digit win.
Houston Freeman’s Predictions:
Oregon 20, Auburn 38
The Ducks are sitting at 2-0… but I fear that’s just what they are heading into this week; sitting Ducks. It will be hunting season, and as we’ve all seen the Tigers are hungry. Auburn QB1 Griffin Jelkic looks pretty much unstoppable. Auburn big, that simple.
Connor Russell’s Predictions:
Oregon 27, Auburn 41
I think it’s clear that Auburn is still the powerhouse we thought they were in the offseason. Chalk up another win for the national title favorites
Oregon 45, Auburn 55
This game will be a high scoring battle. These teams are two of the best offenses in the league but what puts Auburn on top here is that they have more play-makers on defense. I think it will be a hard fought game but Auburn will be able to pull away towards the end.
Oregon 31, Auburn 41
This has the makings of a really good game as Oregon has been impressive early in the season and if you’re going to stun Auburn, it’s going to be early in the season and in a non-conference matchup, this is a trap game for the Tigers. Both teams come in 2-0 and feeling good. Auburn has such a balanced attack on offense but Oregon has been good on defense. We should see a heavy dose of Robert Davis here but if Oregon can play stout defense and get Bugsy Bates clicking with quarterback Axton Richardson, we could see the Ducks pull off an “upset”. I think Auburn holds on at home by a field goal.
Oregon 34, Auburn 31
This game is must-see TV. While Auburn has been on the roll the first two games, Oregon has had a run of their own. In a battle of undefeated teams, I predict that Oregon defeats Auburn narrowly.
Jeff Melinyshyn’s Predictions:
Oregon 27, Auburn 24
This may be a surprise to many, but Oregon’s defense has given up just 27.5 pts/game while Auburn has given up 31 pts/game. If Oregon’s defense comes to play watch out. Auburn has passed for 357 yds/game while Oregon gives up just 229 yds/game, something has to give.
DAVID ROY’S PREDICTIONS:
Oregon 28, Auburn 35
This is one of those games where I don’t really know what to make of it. I anticipate it will be close, and Auburn should win mainly because Griffin Jelkic isn’t giving me a reason to pick against him and his superb tight end Michael McKenzie, who has drawn so much attention that Cross Ferry III and Bubba Davis are both poised for a great game sooner or later. But will Oregon’s young signal-caller be able to keep up? Does he have that drive within? We’ll find out tonight.
It’s… not unanimous? The popular belief is that Auburn should win, but there’s a matter of conjecture as to the margin, and a few are going with the surprise pick in Oregon. Most believe it will be by two scores (some even more than that) while a few others anticipate it will be close. Auburn has been lights out ever since shutting out the Buckeyes last season, so the question is whether or not the Ducks are up for the challenge.