My Reality Check based prediction of the Ducks 2022 Dan First Season. I should point out the prior two years I have been within one game, not to pat my own back, but yes, I am pretty awesome at this. So here is this year’s sad news after the summer of HYPE.
EXTRA PREDICT: TY THOMPSON STARTS against Georgia.
Dan knows that Ty needs some pressure game experience.
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GEORGIA 9/3 - LOSS
Not going to happen, but good effort expected, too many play screw ups and (3+) Turnovers expected. Q1 Ducks 7 and Georgia 7, Q2 Ducks 10 and Georgia 14, Q3 Ducks 13 Georgia 21, Q4 Ducks 20 Georgia 38 . By the way, what IDIOT schedules this as the first game before a few bugs have been worked out. Georgia 18+
EASTERN WASHINGTON 9/10 - WIN
Much closer than expected (Superbowl for EW) but OL and run game should generate 300 to 500 yards, to control the game and clock for the Ducks and pull away. Ducks by 10+.
BYU 9/17- WIN
A big game, experience from Georgia should help greatly here, expect a Ducks win if turnovers are less than 3 as predicted in Georgia game. Ducks by 10+.
WASHINGTON STATE 9/24 - LOSS
This is the super bowl for WSU, we never play well at WSU. Expect the crowd to be a factor, the only good news is it won’t be ice cold yet, we should stay in the game longer. WSU by 7+.
STANFORD 10/1- WIN
Many years Stanford has beaten us, but not with actual coaching, game, and clock management. Expect the Ducks not to screw up as in the past and win this. Ducks by 10+
ARIZONA- 10/8 - WIN
Similar to WSU above, expect the win 1 of the 2 games... said Loss for WSU so WIN for Arizona. Ducks by 7+
UCLA -10/22 – WIN
We seem to have UCLA’s number or have Chip psyched out the last few years, but it boils down to toughness as the edge so expect Ducks to physically win this again this year. Ducks by 7+
At CALIFORNIA 10/29 – LOSS
This is a big game for the Bears Program, similar to the next game at Colorado, The ducks will split these two road games, since we have not lost at Cal in quite a while guessing they will get lucky. Cal by 3+
At COLORADO 11/5 – WIN
As noted above, two road games in a row is rough and bad scheduling, expecting a split so this is a win, still won’t be that cold in Colorado so we should be fine. Ducks by 10+
WASHINGTON 11/12 – WIN
Most of the recent Husky Losses we have enjoyed, have been delivered by bad coaching. This new coach should be better in the game and thereby cut down the coaching mistakes we have enjoyed, however talent wise Ducks will be too much. Ducks by 7+
UTAH 11/19 – WIN
They have found the formula to beat the Ducks, not sure much has changed and we should be studying the film more. Most likely their advantage has been line play, predict Dan figures this out and we win. Ducks by 7+
At OREGON STATE 11/26- WIN
This will be a tough game, but the ducks (absent 3+ Bone Head Turnovers) should be in control and win this game in solid fashion, OSU is not there yet talent wise. Ducks by 10+
So, this shows the Ducks at a 9-3 Season for 2022 we could fall to 8-4 for a major screw-up; still but a good job for a first-year head coach and we go forward and let his recruits get into the line-up. NC maybe in 2023 if Ty gets cracking at QB, in 2023 he should not be challenged at QB.