Xam’s Daily Gem:
Washington +9.5 -115
Oregon and Washington are essentially playing for a sport in the College Football Playoff tonight. Both teams have elite QBs that are at the front of the Heisman Trophy race. Bo Nix has been great this year, but Michael Penix was able to get Washington the win when these teams faced off earlier this year. The big question for tonight’s game isn’t whether or not Penix and his friends will show up offensively. It’s about how Washington will stop Bo Nix, Bucky Irving, and Oregon’s elite pass catchers. However, this is also a large spread. Washington will only need a few stops tonight to keep this game close. Oregon has been scoring at will for most of the year and dropped 33 on Washington, but the Washington defense has shown to be more than capable at times this year. They gave up just 20 points last week on the road against a Top 25 team in Oregon State and held 14 ranked Arizona to 24 points.