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Oregon wrote BYU a massive check to travel to Eugene.
The #25 Ducks and #12 Cougars will square off Saturday at 3:30 EST on Fox, but the game won’t come cheap for Oregon.
The Ducks paid BYU $1.1 million to travel to Eugene for the battle on the gridiron, according to KSL Sports.
To make matters more interesting, the Ducks are only favored by -3.5 at most books. That means oddsmakers think there’s a real chance the Cougars get back on the plane to go home with a 3-0 record.
Is Oregon the next team to write a huge check to take a loss?
So far this season, we’ve seen multiple major programs write big checks just to end up losing what should have been an easy home game.
Sun Belt teams were paid nearly $4.2 million collectively by Nebraska, Texas A&M and Notre Dame, and all three of those traditional powers lost last Saturday.
With the Cougars only being +3.5 underdogs at some books against Oregon, there’s a very real chance the Ducks get added to the list of programs that bought very expensive losses.
BYU is absolutely not a scrub program, and Oregon is far from great. The Ducks started the season by losing 49-3 to Georgia.
It was unwatchable football.
Now, the two sides will square off Saturday afternoon. For Oregon’s sake, they better win. If not, the Ducks are going to get mocked for writing a huge check and losing.
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You mean they didn’t cancel on BYU for the fake racial slur at the volleyball game?
The Big XII may have a future powerhouse on their hands in BYU. Granted, they may not carry the same weight as Tex U or No U, but a road win against a Power Five juggernaut is going to go a long way in BYU establishing themselves as a major player in college football.