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Oklahoma Sooners Football: College Football Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 7

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Will Oklahoma play inspired football after a terrible loss? I believe so. I mean... they better!

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OU-Texas week is in full swing, and it’s time to turn our frowns upside down. We’ve said enough about Mike Stoops and the defense. My attention is now completely focused on the team I hate more than any other, which is how it should be on the Thursday before the Red River Shootout (Rivalry? Showdown? I can’t keep up).

Anyway, OU-Texas isn’t the only game that intrigues me this weekend, and here’s how I think the others will shake out.

Texas Tech at West Virginia (-3.5) - The Mountaineers were able to gain about 500 yards against a very solid TCU defense a week ago while holding the Frog offense well under its season average. They easily could have won in Ft. Worth last week, and they now have a chance to make a statement against a much-improved Texas Tech squad. This could turn out be the game of the day in the Big 12 or even the country. Gambling pick: Texas Tech keeps it very close the whole way, but WVU wins by a touchdown and covers. Under 76

TCU (-6) at Kansas State - I can picture Kansas State slowing this one down and just waiting for Kenny Hill to finally make a big mistake. That’s not exactly a bold assumption since that’s the way Kansas State tends to go about it’s business, but will Kenny Hill finally turn back into the old Kenny Hill? Maybe a little bit, but it won’t be enough to cost them the game. Gambling pick: TCU wins a relatively low-scoring affair and covers the spread. Under 52

Auburn (-7) at LSU - We already know that Auburn has a good defense, but the offense is finally starting to show its fangs after scoring in the 40s against the Mississippi schools. Is that a spectacular accomplishment? Not this year, but that unit has improved an awful lot since almost losing to Mercer. Meanwhile, LSU showed a bit more fight than I thought it would last week. Hey, this could actually be a good game! Gambling pick: Auburn wins, but LSU covers. Under 44

Baylor at Oklahoma State (-25.5) - I’ll keep this brief. OSU will score a ton of points but will surrender a lot of big plays against the Bears. Gambling pick: Oklahoma State is never truly threatened, but Baylor covers. Over 68

Georgia Tech at Miami (-6) - Correctly predicting the outcome of a game involving Georgia Tech is close to 100% a matter of chance, but let’s give it a try! The Canes are coming off of a huge win in Tallahassee, and a home game against GT has “trap” written all over it. The Yellow Jackets can absolutely gash you if you don’t bring your A-game, and this year’s attack is particularly potent. Gambling pick: Georgia Tech covers and wins in Miami. Over 52.5

Oklahoma (-8) vs. Texas - Contrary to how many may feel, I actually think OU is going to find a way to be successful in the run game. Texas’ front seven has been dynamite lately, but I can picture the offensive line, Trey Sermon and others (but who?) wearing Texas down if they choose to do so. Defensively, I think OU will come out with much more fire and make some plays in the open field. This one isn’t going to be easy, but I think OU ends up winning by about 10. Gambling pick: Oklahoma covers and wears the Golden Hat, bringing a smile to our faces. I’m thinking 38-28 in favor of the good guys. Over 65

Texas A&M at Florida (-3) - A&M looked kinda legit against the Tide last weekend. Florida, on the other hand, looked like poo against LSU and made me look very silly. You’re not burning me again, Florida! Gambling pick: Texas A&M covers by a decent margin. Under 51.5

Ohio State (-24) at Nebraska - I’m still not completely sold on Ohio State as this dominant squad that they’re being made out to be in recent weeks. A 56-0 win over Rutgers is par for the course, and Maryland was playing a water boy at quarterback (not really, but close). However, Nebraska really is terrible, and a 24-point margin of defeat at home isn’t a stretch. Poor, poor Nebraska. Gambling pick: Ohio State covers. Under 58.5

Thursday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Texas State at Louisiana 7:30 PM ESPN U WatchESPN.com

Friday TV Schedule

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Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#2 Clemson at Syracuse 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#8 Washington State at California 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com

Saturday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#6 TCU at Kansas State 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
#17 Michigan at Indiana 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#20 NC State at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#24 Texas Tech at West Virginia 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Florida State at Duke 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Rutgers at Illinois 12:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Eastern Michigan at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
BYU at Mississippi State 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Tennessee 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Kansas at Iowa State 12:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Connecticut at Temple 12:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Boston College at Louisville 12:20 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
UNLV at Air Force 2:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Marshall 2:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Purdue at #7 Wisconsin 3:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
#10 Auburn at LSU 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Georgia Tech at #11 Miami 3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#12 Oklahoma at Texas 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Baylor at #14 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Virginia at North Carolina 3:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at Maryland 3:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss 3:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Akron at Western Michigan 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Miami (OH) at Kent State 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Northern Illinois at Buffalo 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Bowling Green 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Toledo at Central Michigan 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
#25 Navy at Memphis 3:45 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Houston at Tulsa 4:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Colorado at Oregon State 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Charlotte at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM None FloFootball.com
Wyoming at Utah State 4:30 PM None Facebook.com
Georgia State at Louisiana Monroe 5:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Appalachian State at Idaho 5:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 6:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at UAB 6:30 PM beIN Sports None
East Carolina at #22 UCF 7:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
UT San Antonio at North Texas 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
UTEP at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM None WatchStadium.com
Tulane at Florida Intl 7:00 PM None CUSA.tv
Texas A&M at Florida 7:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 7:15 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Missouri at #4 Georgia 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#9 Ohio State at Nebraska 7:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Cincinnati at #18 South Florida 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Utah at #13 USC 8:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
#21 Michigan State at Minnesota 8:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
UCLA at Arizona 9:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
New Mexico at Fresno State 10:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Nevada at Colorado State 10:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Boise State at #19 San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
#5 Washington at Arizona State 10:45 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Oregon at #23 Stanford 11:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
San José State at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports None