Luke Combs, ESPN College Gameday Crew Pick BYU/Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – The ESPN College Gameday crew welcomed country music singer Luke Combs to the set for some picks.
One of the picks on the docket was the Top 25 clash between No. 12 BYU and No. 25 Oregon.
ESPN College Gameday picks for #BYU vs. Oregon.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 17, 2022
Here’s how the crew plus Luke Combs picked the first regular season BYU/Oregon matchup since 1990.
- Desmond Howard: BYU
- Pat McAfee: BYU
- Luke Combs: Oregon
- Lee Corso: BYU
- Kirk Herbstreit: Oregon
Desmond Howard likes BYU QB Jaren Hall
“I really like Jaren Hall. When you watch him on film, the more you like. The more you watch him, the more you just love this kid. His moxie is good, he’s a dual-threat quarterback, but he loves to throw the ball vertically. …His stock is rising with NFL scouts, too.”
Pat McAfee thinks Kalani Sitake will have BYU “ready”
“Whenever you think about the BYU Cougars squad, you have to think about their veteran leadership. They return all 11 players on the defensive side of the ball … so it’s not just good players coming back, but it’s great players coming back. I think Kalani Sitake is going to have those boys ready to roll against a very, very popular Oregon squad.”
Kirk Herbstreit says to be careful at the thought of discrediting Oregon
“Poor old Oregon. Poor old Oregon. They’re gonna come out in some kind of uniform, I don’t know what kind of helmet they are going to have on. But Daniel Lanning we’ll find a way to get his boys to show up. I think everybody forgot Oregon still plays football after week one when they got embarrassed against Georgia, be careful. Autzen is still Autzen and this defense with Dan Lanning is still real. You have Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe in the middle, just saying, Oregon might remind you that they still play football.”
David Pollack sees a potential Playoff path for BYU if they beat Oregon
“But you look at BYU; all of us are talking about it. We’re all talking about them. They’re not a Group of Five team, by the way. They are an Independent. Their schedule sets up great; they beat Oregon, they’ve got Notre Dame, they got Arkansas a Top-10 team to crash the Playoff party. I think this is the biggest week for them.”
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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