The Fox Sports 1 college football schedule has a very anticipated game on Friday night with the Oregon Ducks hosting the Oregon State Beavers and one of the oldest rivalries in the nation will be going down in the Pac-12 conference, as the two teams play in the Civil War game from Autzen Stadium and the matchup will be live on FS1 and streaming online at 7:00 pm in the Pacific Northwest.
Marcus Mariota is going to suit up for the Ducks after getting injured in the blowout loss last week the Arizona Wildcats and now the team will be trying to get back on track against the Beavers. The Civil War is one of the oldest college rivalry games and it would be a nice consolation prize for the Ducks, as they spent most of the season as a national title contender and now after losing two of the past three games, the are out of the running. The team was ranked at number two for a time and was being looked at as a lock for the national championship against the Crimson Tide, but now the team won't even get the chance to play in the Pac-12 championship game. The team started the season 8-0 before a huge matchup with Stanford and now they will try and finish off the season on a positive note for the big rivalry game against Oregon State.
The Beavers come in as one of the best passing teams in the nation and the Oregon defense will have to be very tough up front and this is a game that could end up being a shootout. The Ducks are averaging over 500 yards per game and have been one of the best overall in the nation and they come in ranked fourth in the country in scoring with nearly 50 points per game and that will be the tough part for OSU to overcome. Mariota came into the season after being looked at as a Heisman candidate and now he will try and finish after putting up over 3,000 yards rushing and 30 total touchdowns. The Wildcats totally stunned the Ducks last week and now the team will have a nice break before whatever bowl matchup they get.
The team comes into the matchup 9-2 on the season and 6-2 in the Pac-12 and the Ducks have the chance to remain undefeated at home with a win against Oregon State. The Beavers had a very tough matchup last week against the Washington Huskies and now Oregon could be the next team to hang over 60 points on OSU and that makes his matchup even more intriguing for both sides. The Ducks have been to a BCS bowl game in four straight seasons and now that they didn't get into the Pac-12 championship game, they likely will be in a much lesser bowl, but that doesn't mean it won't be a great matchup.
The Beavers have been one of the top passing teams in the nation behind Sean Mannion and he has over 4,000 yards on the season already and has passed for 34 touchdowns and Oregon will have to watch out for the air attack. The team is scoring over 30 points per game and Oregon comes in ranked 13th in the nation and the Beavers are 0-2 against the top 25 this season. The Beavers and the Ducks are playing for the Civil War as Oregon State visits Oregon at Autzen Stadium starting up at 7:00 pm on Fox Sports 1.