Oregon Is Paying BYU A Staggering Amount Of Money For Saturday Game

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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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.