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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Bye Week Viewing Guide (Plus Gambling Picks)

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Happy bye week, Sooner fans! This couldn’t possibly come at a better time. Aren’t you just ready to sit back and watch college football without having a game to be paranoid about? It’s kind of nice, isn’t it?

Here are my thoughts on some of this week’s matchups:

  • Clemson (-9.5) at Georgia Tech - Tonight’s game piques my interest largely due to the fact that I worked at GT last school year. By far the biggest highlight of my experience came last October when what is known on The Flats as “The Miracle on Techwood Drive” occurred. The entire press box ERUPTED for about 1.5 seconds before the media members sat back down silent and started typing again, knowing they had f***ed up. It was hilarious. Because of that (and many other Atlanta experiences), the Jackets will always hold a special place in my heart. Also, I think we can all agree that Dabo and the Clemson fans need to be taken down a peg. Gambling pick: Georgia Tech, but Clemson wins a close game.
  • Wisconsin at Michigan State (-5.5) - This one won’t be pretty, but it’s an absolute shame that this one is on the Big Ten Network. Many of you won’t be able to watch it, honestly. Gambling pick: Michigan State covers.
  • Georgia at Ole Miss (-7): OU fans would be wise to keep an eye on these two squads, because the winner has a very good chance to face OU in the Sugar Bowl if the Sooners can get their shit together. Also, this is a matchup between (possibly) a pair of future NFL starters at quarterback (I don’t mean Greyson Lambert). Gambling pick: Dawgs straight up. Ole Miss is has to be worn down at this point.
  • Florida at Tennessee (-6.5): Like the matchup mentioned above, the winner of this will likely be a Sugar Bowl candidate down the line. If Butch Jones isn’t able to come away with this one and end Tennessee’s drought against a backup quarterback, he may be in some serious trouble. Gambling pick: Vols cover.
  • Oklahoma State at Baylor (-8.5): This one’s gonna be a high-scoring affair, obviously. Baylor hasn’t looked overly impressive in games that should’ve been (and eventually were) cakewalks, and Oklahoma State’s defense has been poor. OSU will be doomed by their lack of a running game in this one and won’t be able to keep up. Gambling pick: Baylor covers.
  • Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (-6) at Jerryworld: This is a fun one to attend. Hog and Aggie fans have all day to tailgate for a game that starts at 8 p.m. CENTRAL. Trevor Knight has been up-and-down (but good enough) for an A&M team that finally plays defense, and the Hogs barely skated by. Going back to the topic of the crowd and environment, I give the Hog fans a tailgating and drinking advantage, and I believe they lead the team to a victory. Gambling pick: Hogs straight up.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(5) Clemson at Georgia Tech 7:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Wyoming at Eastern Michigan 7:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
TCU at SMU 8:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
USC at (24) Utah 9:00 pm FS1 / ESPN3
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
(11) Wisconsin at (8) Michigan State Noon BTN / BTN2Go
(12) Georgia at (23) Ole Miss Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
Kent State at (1) Alabama Noon SECN / WatchESPN
(13) Florida State at USF Noon ABC / WatchESPN
Iowa at Rutgers Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Colorado State at Minnesota Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
San Jose State at Iowa State Noon FSN / ESPN3
Nevada at Purdue Noon ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Charlotte at Temple Noon ASN / ESPN3
East Carolina at Virginia Tech 12:30 pm ACCN / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Virginia 12:30 pm RSN / WatchESPN
Syracuse at UConn 1:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Wagner at Boston College 1:00 pm WatchESPN
Gardner-Webb at Ohio 2:00 pm ESPN3
(19) Florida at (14) Tennessee 3:30 pm CBS / CBSSports.com
Penn State at (4) Michigan 3:30 pm ABC / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at North Carolina 3:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
BYU vs. West Virginia (Landover, MD) 3:30 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Duke at Notre Dame 3:30 pm NBC / NBCSports.com
Boise State at Oregon State 3:30 pm FS1 / ESPN3
Wake Forest at Indiana 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Appalachian State at Akron 3:30 pm ASN / ESPN3
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati 3:30 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Mississippi State at UMass 3:30 pm ASN / ESPN3
UTSA at Old Dominion 3:30 pm KMYS-CW 35 / CUSA.TV
Western Illinois at NIU 3:30 pm ESPN3
Delaware State at Missouri 4:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky 4:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Tulsa at Fresno State 4:30 pm MWN
Colorado at Oregon 5:30 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
(18) LSU at Auburn 6:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
North Texas at Rice 6:00 pm CUSA.TV
Ball State at Florida Atlantic 6:00 pm CUSA.TV
(6) Houston at Texas State 7:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Missouri State at Kansas State 7:00 pm K-StateHD.tv
Georgia Southern at Western Michigan 7:00 pm ESPN3
Army at Buffalo 7:00 pm ESPN3
Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee 7:00 pm ASN / ASN.com
New Mexico State at Troy 7:00 pm ESPN3
Nicholls State at South Alabama 7:00 pm ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State 7:00 pm ESPN3
UCF at FIU 7:00 pm beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect
Oklahoma State at (16) Baylor 7:30 pm FOX / ESPN3
(20) Nebraska at Northwestern 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
South Carolina at Kentucky 7:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
(3) Louisville at Marshall 8:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
(7) Stanford at UCLA 8:00 pm ABC / WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Memphis 8:00 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Southern Miss at UTEP 8:00 pm Campus Insiders
UL Lafayette at Tulane 8:00 pm ESPN3
(17) Arkansas vs. (10) Texas A&M (Arlington, TX) 9:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Idaho at UNLV 9:00 pm MWN
California at Arizona State 10:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Air Force at Utah State 10:15 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
(9) Washington at Arizona 10:30 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com