Why The Road Game At Wisconsin Could Be A Trap Game For The Ducks

By 750 THE GAME STAFF

When you have a win total of 10.5, there is going to be a lot of expected wins on the schedule. And when you look at Oregon’s schedule it’s difficult finding spots where the Ducks can lose.

Obviously the Ohio State game is the first spot you look, and after that the game at Michigan is tough. But are there any trap games on the Ducks schedule that could potentially trip them up?

Spencer McLaughlin of the Locked On Ducks podcast joined the Bald Faced Truth and said there is a Big 10 team that he sees on the schedule that is going to be the true definition of a trap game.

“Wisconsin should be a solid team, but not great,” McLaughlin said on 750 The Game. “And Oregon should have no more than one loss if everything is going according to plan for Dan Lanning and company. The fact that the game follows, though it’s not the following week, there’s a bye, the game that follows is Washington. Oregon has to win that game for a variety of reasons.”

McLaughlin says there are numerous reasons why the game on the road against Wisconsin will be troublesome.

“When you have the look-ahead factor, you’re going to be playing a solid program in year two under Luke Fickle, on the road in Madison, Wisconsin, where you haven’t been before, a great environment out there,” he said.

Wisconsin is a prestigious program who has big wins. That’s what worries McLaughlin the most.

“I’ve just got a lot of respect for the Wisconsin fanbase and program and I think that one stands out the most,” he noted.

The Ducks are considered a favorite to make the expanded College Football Playoff. They can only afford so many loses. This game, according to McLaughlin, is going to one of the toughest on the Oregon schedule and could be a make or break if the Ducks make the playoffs.

Listen to the full interview with Spencer McLaughlin by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth live weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.

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