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Oklahoma Sooners Football: College Football Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 3

This week’s college football schedule isn’t any good, but at least the Oklahoma Sooners have a home game.

Oklahoma v Ohio State Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

How happy are each and every one of you right now? I’m still over the damn moon after last Saturday. If you read this blog often, you may recall that I picked the Oklahoma Sooners to lose a close one in Columbus at this point last week. You all may now go down to the comments and tell me how much of an idiot I am for doing that.

HOWEVER, I did pick OU to cover against the Buckeyes, which made me 5-3-1 against the spread last weekend (though my O/U picks were less than stellar, and I even forget to pick the O/U for USC-Stanford). Here’s what I have for this week’s crap-tastic slate of college football games.

Oklahoma State (-12.5) at Pittsburgh - Pitt just isn’t the same without Matt Canada running the offense, and I definitely don’t see them hanging with Okie Light for long. Gambling pick: Oklahoma State covers with ease. Under 64

Baylor at Duke (-14.0) - How is this line so low? Duke looked pretty solid on both sides of the ball against Northwestern last week. Baylor on the other hand appears to be trash after losses to Liberty and UTSA. Gambling pick: Duke covers and probably wins by about 21. Under 58.5

Tennessee at Florida (-4.5) - This is kind of tough. The Gators still have a bunch of dudes suspended, and the futility of their offense is stuff of legends. On the other hand, well... Butch Jones. Gambling pick: Tennessee covers and wins in spite of itself. Under 49.5

Kansas State (-4.0) at Vanderbilt - I think K-State’s the real deal this year, especially on defense. However, this one’s a little tough considering neither team has really played anyone yet. Vandy’s defense looked good against Middle Tennessee, but it’s tough to really take too much from that performance. Gambling pick: The Wildcats may not have quite as much success running the ball as they would like, but I still like K-State to cover. Over 50

Tulane at Oklahoma (-35.5) - This line seems a little high. Tulane’s defense really isn’t too shabby. Wait, what am I saying? OU basically moved the ball at will against an Ohio State defense that’s full of elite athletes. If the Sooners can really hit their stride in the running game, this could be a loooong game for Tulane. And with Banks (their usual starting QB) absent, the threat of the pass in their option attack basically goes away. Gambling prediction: Oklahoma passes the line in the second half and doesn’t look back.

Clemson (-3.0) at Louisville - Clemson had 11 sacks last week against Auburn. Will they have that many this week? No, but they’re going to cause some serious problems for Lamar Jackson, who will undoubtedly still do some spectacular things. He’ll make it worth a watch, but... Gambling pick: Clemson prevails on the road and covers the spread. Under 58.5

Texas at USC (-15.5) - Yes, Tom Herman has a history of getting his teams pumped up for big games (we know all too well), but the potential for a blowout is just too high here. Chris Warren and co. may be able to have moderate success on the ground against a vulnerable run D. UT’s defense, however, isn’t going to slow USC down. Gambling prediction: USC covers and gives UT a losing record entering Big 12 play. Over 68

Here’s this weekend’s TV schedule (ET):

Friday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Illinois at #22 South Florida 7:00 PM ESPN
UMass at Temple 7:00 PM ESPNU
Arizona at UTEP 10:15 PM ESPN

Saturday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Air Force at #7 Michigan 12:00 PM BTN
#9 Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ESPN
#25 UCLA at Memphis 12:00 PM ABC
Northern Illinois at Nebraska 12:00 PM FS1
Louisiana at Texas A&M 12:00 PM SEC Network
Kansas at Ohio 12:00 PM ESPN
Delaware State at West Virginia 12:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Iowa State at Akron 12:00 PM CBSSN
Connecticut at Virginia 12:00 PM ESPN2
Furman at NC State 12:20 PM ACC Network
Baylor at Duke 12:30 PM ACC Network
Coastal Carolina at UAB 1:00 PM Raycom
Northern Colorado at Colorado 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Utah State at Wake Forest 3:00 PM ACC Network
Tennessee Tech at Ball State 3:00 PM None
#10 Wisconsin at BYU 3:30 PM ABC
#16 Virginia Tech at East Carolina 3:30 PM CBSSN
SMU at #20 TCU 3:30 PM ESPNU
#23 Tennessee at #24 Florida 3:30 PM CBS
Central Michigan at Syracuse 3:30 PM ACC Network
North Carolina at Old Dominion 3:30 PM None
Notre Dame at Boston College 3:30 PM ESPN
Morgan State at Rutgers 3:30 PM BTN
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota 3:30 PM BTN
North Texas at Iowa 3:30 PM ESPN
Mercer at #15 Auburn 4:00 PM SEC Network
Purdue at Missouri 4:00 PM SEC Network
Army at #8 Ohio State 4:30 PM FOX
Oregon State at #21 Washington State 5:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Tulane at #2 Oklahoma 6:00 PM PPV
North Carolina A&T at Charlotte 6:00 PM WCCB
Colgate at Buffalo 6:00 PM None
Bethune-Cookman at Florida Atlantic 6:30 PM beIN None
Kent State at Marshall 6:30 PM None
Colorado State at #1 Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN2
#12 LSU at Mississippi State 7:00 PM ESPN
Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Monroe 7:00 PM None
Southern at UT San Antonio 7:00 PM KCWX
Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky 7:00 PM None
Oregon at Wyoming 7:00 PM CBSSN
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas State 7:00 PM None
Idaho at Western Michigan 7:00 PM None
Alabama A&M at South Alabama 7:00 PM None
Tulsa at Toledo 7:00 PM None
Appalachian State at Texas State 7:00 PM None
Idaho State at Nevada 7:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Georgia State at #5 Penn State 7:30 PM BTN
Samford at #13 Georgia 7:30 PM SEC Network
#18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ESPNU
Kentucky at South Carolina 7:30 PM SEC Network
Bowling Green at Northwestern 7:30 PM BTN
#3 Clemson at #14 Louisville 8:00 PM ABC
Rice at Houston 8:00 PM None
Troy at New Mexico State 8:00 PM None
Cincinnati at Miami (OH) 8:00 PM None
Arizona State at Texas Tech 8:00 PM FSN
Texas at #4 USC 8:30 PM FOX
Fresno State at #6 Washington 9:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
San José State at Utah 10:00 PM ESPN2
#19 Stanford at San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN
Ole Miss at California 10:30 PM ESPN