Why Bet On The Oregon Ducks to Win the 2015 National Championship

Why Bet On The Oregon Ducks to Win the 2015 National Championship

Why should you bet on the Oregon Ducks to win the 2015 National Championship? Unless you didn’t see the Rose Bowl on January 1, the question should be, are there any reasons not to bet on the Oregon Ducks to win the 2015 National Championship.

Oregon was absolutely dominant in the Rose Bowl when it ended Florida State’s 29 game winning streak by beating Florida State 59 to 20. The Ducks dominated in every single facet of the game. They not only beat up Florida State on the football field, but they broke the Seminoles’ spirit. It was one of the most dominant victories between two power house football teams in a long, long time.

But there are actual, factual, reasons to love Oregon in the National Championship versus Ohio State on January 12 other than the fact that the Ducks are only a 7 point favorite. Keep reading for those reasons.

College Football National Championship
Matchup: No. Oregon Ducks vs No. Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Jan. 12, 2015 
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Arlington, Texas
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Stream: WatchESPN
Radio:  Oregon Vs  Ohio State
Point Spread: Oregon -6.5
Game Total: 75

Why The Oregon Ducks Are A Good Bet To Win the 2015 National Championship

  • Marcus Mariota
    The best NFL quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck proved again why he’s simply unstoppable. Mariota threw an interception towards the end of the first half, only his third interception of the season against Florida State, but he didn’t let it bother him at all. He came out in the second half and lit up the Seminoles’ defense. Mariota ended the game with 338 yards and 2 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown. More importantly, Mariota ran Oregon’s hurry up offense to perfection, continuously leaving Florida State’s defenders on their heels and wearing out the Seminoles by the end of the first half. The Heisman Trophy winner is just an incredible leader that can make all of the throws and rarely makes a bad decision.

  • Oregon’s defense matches up with Ohio State’s offense
    One of the issues that Alabama had with Ohio State’s offense is that it was going for three and outs. What ended up happening is that Alabama, by trying to stop Ezekiel Elliot and Cardale Jones from rushing the ball, ended up having man to man coverage in the secondary, or which led to a key over 80 yard Elliott touchdown run, cheat up with their safeties. Oregon plays a bend but don’t break defense which won’t give up the big play to Ohio State’s Devin Smith or Elliot. Once the Buckeyes get into the red zone, the Ducks’ D will try and hold Ohio State to field goals.

  • Speed, speed and more speed
    Everybody knows about Oregon’s speed on offense. Byron Marshall, Charles Nelson and Mariota are incredibly quick, but one thing that most football fans fail to realize is that running backs Thomas Tyner, who is 5’ 11” and weighs 215 lbs. and Royce Freeman, who is 6’ 0” and weighs 225 lbs., can both take it to the house. What it means is that when it comes to Oregon’s running backs, they aren’t just fast, but they’ve also got some size. Ohio State’s second line could have trouble tackling both Freeman and Tyner just like Florida State’s second line did in the Rose Bowl.
    On defense, Oregon has the ability to beat an opponent’s offensive line with its front four because of how quick the defensive line is. Oregon continually ran down Jameis Winston and Jones isn’t much faster than Winston. Oregon’s other defenders have the ability to close on plays due to their excellent speed.
  • Oregon is on a mission
    Ohio State may be a team of destiny but Oregon is on a mission. A lot of it has to do with Mariota’s leadership. After the loss to Arizona earlier in the season, where Oregon was playing without 3 starters on the offensive line including All-American center Hroniss Grasu, Mariota took charge of the team and led the Ducks to 9 straight victories both straight up and against the spread.

Oregon is as hot going into a National Championship game as any in the history of college football. The Ducks won’t let the trophy slip from their grasps on January 12.