College football Week 9 best bets for Saturday games

Oregon has put itself back into the College Football Playoff conversation.

That the No. 8 Ducks have done so despite being destroyed by No. 1 Georgia, 49-3, in the season opener is a bit of a surprise.

First-year coach Dan Lanning's squad has steadied and run off six consecutive wins,

Oregon has put itself back into the College Football Playoff conversation.

 most recently routing Chip Kelly and then-No. 9 UCLA, 45-30.

Oregon will need to keep pouring it on if it hopes to stay in the mix. The chase continues Saturday at 3-4 Cal.

Oregon spread (17.5) and Over (58) vs. Cal Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

The rationale: Quarterback Bo Nix looks completely comfortable in this offense.

 He shredded the previously unbeaten Bruins. Nix threw five touchdown passes and racked up 283 yards passing in the win.

He gets it done with his arm (27 TDs) an his legs (8 scores). Receiver Troy Franklin and tight end Terrance Ferguson

Oregon has put itself back into the College Football Playoff conversation.

 are his favorite targets with five touchdowns apiece. The Cal pass defense is porous, ranking 99th nationally, allowing 258.7 yards per game.

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