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Oregon meets Arizona in Pac-12 Championship Game

The Pac-12 Championship Game kicks off from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California when the Arizona Wildcats take on the Oregon Ducks.

Arizona on the season is ranked No. 8 with a record of 10-2 SU and 5-7 ATS. Oregon is ranked No. 3 in the nation with a record of 11-1 SU and 8-4 ATS.

Odds makers have made the Ducks a 14.5-point favorite with the total points at 74.5.

Oregon gets another shot Friday at Arizona. The Ducks lost to the Wildcats in October 31-24 after being heavily favored to win. However, since then the Ducks have played nearly perfect football.

Arizona punched its ticket to the Pac-12 title game when UCLA lost last Friday to Stanford and the Wildcats defeated Arizona State.

Marcus Mariota the talented quarterback for Oregon has had another great season. However, the two interceptions he threw in last season’s defeat to Arizona will be on his mind.

His three career interceptions against Arizona are the most he has had against any one team.

On the other side of the line of scrimmage, Arizona has freshman quarterback Anu Solomon. The Wildcats quarterback will be without Samajie Grant his favorite target.

Grant was cited last weekend for DUI and will not start. It is unknown if he will sit out the first series, first, quarter, first half or the entire game.

Solomon seems like he is wearing down as the season progresses. In passed for 250 yards or more in six of his first seven games, but has not reached that mark in five straight.

He has slowed down somewhat, but Nick Wilson the Wildcats running back, who is also a freshman, has rushed for 100 yards or more in four straight games while scoring 8 touchdowns over the past three games.

Oregon will qualify for the inaugural College Football Playoff with a win on Friday. Mariota, who is leading in the race for the Heisman Trophy, should have Keanon Lowe one of his favorite wide receivers, back in the lineup after missing the Oregon State game last week.

Scooby Wright III a linebacker for Arizona is the only FBS player to rank in the top 5 in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks and forced fumbles.

Mariota has 99 career touchdown passes. With one more, he will move ahead of Matt Leinart, the former quarterback at USC for second place all-time in the Pac-12.

Thomas Tyner a backup at running back for Oregon did not play last week and is questionable for today’s game.

Arizona is 7-3 against the number in the past 10 games against Oregon.

The underdog has covered the spread in 7 of the past 10 games between the two teams.

Pick: Oregon is on a mission of redemption from two straight losses to Arizona. The Ducks also want to be in the first ever College Football Playoff. I like Oregon big 52-35.

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