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Oklahoma Sooners Football: College Football TV Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 2

Oklahoma’s game at Ohio State isn’t the only high-profile matchup in college football this weekend.

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It’s almost here, folks — a rematch we’ve been waiting 12 months to see. We all watched Ohio State wipe the floor with Oklahoma a year ago, and we heard them singing their alma mater on our our field that evening. That hurts the pride a little bit, and I’m sure the players were even more infuriated about the result than we were. Will the Sooners fare better in 2017? I definitely believe they will, and nothing would make me happier than seeing the Oklahoma Sooners kick Ohio State’s ass on its own turf. We’ll be in total freakout mode here at C&C Machine if it actually goes down that way.

Before I get to my gambling picks for this week, let’s see how I did last week:

Last Week’s Picks

Oklahoma State (-18) covers against Tulsa ✅ Over 69.5 ✅ - Didn’t exactly go down how I thought it would, but OSU covered and the schools hit the over nonetheless.

Ohio State (-20.5) covers against Indiana ✅ Over 57.0 ✅ - If Ohio State had kicked a field goal instead of scoring a fourth-down TD at the end, I would’ve even nailed my predicted scoring margin of 24 points.

Colorado State covers the spread and beats Colorado (-5.5)❌ Under 66.5 ✅ - Colorado State kind of got screwed by the refs on a few occasions, but I didn’t expect that offense to be quite as ineffective as it was.

Texas (-18.5) covers against Maryland ❌ Under 56.0 ❌ - I got this one wrong, but I’m not complaining. The Big 12 doesn’t look too hot, but I’m okay with that tradeoff.

Oklahoma (-43) covers against UTEP ✅ Over 63.0 - Covered the spread and pushed on the O/U. Not too shabby.

Michigan (-5.5) covers against Florida ✅ Under 43.5 ❌- Michigan was a pretty easy pick to cover here.

Alabama (-7.0) covers against FSU ✅ Over 49 ❌ - Sure enough, Bama did Bama things.

West Virginia covers and beats VT (-4.0) ❌ Over 52 ✅- Had Will Grier not started so slowly, WVU might be 1-0 right now.

Tennessee (-3.0) covers against GT ❌ Over 56 ✅ - No disrespect to UCLA-Texas A&M, but this was the best game of Week 1.

Not terrible, but let’s see if I can do better this week.

This Week’s Picks

Oklahoma State (-28.0) at South Alabama - Like Oklahoma’s offense, OSU’s looked like a well-oiled machine last week (albeit against a subpar defense). The Jaguars were able to beat Mississippi State last year, but this is a different animal. Don’t expect South Alabama to match up well against Oklahoma State’s skill-position guys. Gambling pick: Oklahoma State covers and wins by a margin in the 30s. Over 67.5

Iowa (-3.0) at Iowa State - These games are typically competitive despite the fact that Iowa is usually much better than ISU on the gridiron. That, however, wasn’t the case a year ago when the Hawkeyes won by a score of 42-3 in Iowa City. Expect Matt Campbell’s team to come out with some fire this time around. Gambling pick: A much-improved Iowa State team will cover and win. Under 48

TCU (-3.0) at Arkansas - TCU is a criminally-underrated football team that has plenty of firepower on offense and a defense in which Gary Patterson rightfully seems to take some pride. The Hogs looked sluggish at times against FCS Florida A&M last week, and a similar effort this week would likely result in a big, fat L. Gambling pick: TCU wins and covers in Fayetteville after last season’s heartbreaker. Over 58.5

Pitt at Penn State (-22.0) - Penn State’s hype is somewhat legitimate, but a 22-point spread in a rivalry game against a decent team is a bit much, right? Gambling pick: Pitt covers the spread, but Penn State wins by two touchdowns. Under 66.5

Nebraska at Oregon (-13.5) - I’m a big fan of what Willie Taggart is building up in Eugene. Likewise goes for Mike Riley in his third year, but the build in Lincoln is a bit more gradual. Gambling pick: Oregon wins by 14 points, which puts them just over the line to cover. Over 70

Auburn at Clemson (-5.0) - New Clemson starter Kelly Bryant is impressive, but Jake Stidham is more impressive. If this game were played on a neutral field (ATLANTA WOULD BE PERFECT), I’d be tempted to take Auburn. Gambling pick: With the game being played at Clemson, I’m taking the Tigers to cover. Over 53.5

Georgia at Notre Dame (-4.0) - Former five-star QB Jacob Eason is out with an injury, so it’ll be up to true freshman Jake Fromm to carry the load in South Bend. You might consider that an advantage, but Notre Dame’s starter, Brandon Wimbush, is pretty green himself despite being a junior. Gambling pick: Notre Dame wins and covers in this one before inevitably falling apart later in the season. Under 57

Stanford at USC (-6.0) - I was pretty high on Sam Darnold coming into the season, and that hasn’t changed. However, USC’s run defense looks like something to be concerned about after Western Michigan ran for 263 yards on 5.5 yards per carry last week. You can always count on Stanford to have a good offensive line, and the Cardinal will definitely exploit USC weakness. Gambling pick: Stanford covers and wins this one by about 10 points.

Oklahoma at Ohio State (-7.0) - As I’ve said, this one will be much closer than it was a year ago, and Oklahoma is much better in areas in which it was weak in 2016. OU’s young backs looked solid behind that great offensive line last Saturday, but said offensive line will face its biggest challenge of the season this weekend. I think OU will be able to run on Ohio State at some point in the game, but it’s important that Lincoln Riley doesn’t abandon the run if they don’t have success with it early on. I think Baker Mayfield will be able to have a good amount of success, but don’t expect Ohio State’s secondary to give up as many big plays as it did in the first half against Indiana. They have a ton of speed at corner and safety, so getting open isn’t going to be easy for OU’s receivers. I’m not as worried about the OU secondary and JT Barrett’s arm, but OU’s front seven is going to have to be extremely aggressive and disciplined if the Sooners are going to win. Gambling pick: I think we’re going to see one hell of a game Saturday night, but I just don’t picture OU coming out on top. Too much has to go right for the Sooners to come away with a W, but I do think they’ll give one hell of an effort. Ohio State wins, but Oklahoma covers. Over 65

Who do you think will win this week’s big games? Let us know in the comments!

Thursday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Idaho State at Utah State 8:00 PM None Facebook

Friday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Memphis at UCF 6:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Alcorn State at Florida Intl 7:00 PM None None
#11 Oklahoma State at South Alabama 8:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Purdue 8:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com

Saturday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#21 South Florida at Connecticut 10:30 AM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Cincinnati at #8 Michigan 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Louisiana Monroe at #10 Florida State 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#17 Louisville at North Carolina 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Charlotte at #19 Kansas State 12:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Northern Colorado at #22 Florida 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at Duke 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at West Virginia 12:00 PM FS2 FoxSportsGo.com
Buffalo at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Towson at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
UT Martin at Ole Miss 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Iowa at Iowa State 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Wake Forest at Boston College 1:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Texas State at Colorado 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
UAB at Ball State 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Fresno State at #1 Alabama 3:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Pittsburgh at #4 Penn State 3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Delaware at #18 Virginia Tech 3:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#23 TCU at Arkansas 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
Tulane at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Austin Peay at Miami (OH) 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Howard at Kent State 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Villanova at Temple 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Savannah State at Appalachian State 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse 3:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Indiana at Virginia 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Old Dominion at UMass 3:30 PM None None
Western Michigan at Michigan State 3:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
Eastern Michigan at Rutgers 3:30 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
San José State at Texas 3:30 PM Longhorn Network WatchESPN.com
Abilene Christian at Colorado State 3:30 PM None WatchStadium.com
Indiana State at #25 Tennessee 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Gardner-Webb at Wyoming 4:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Central Michigan at Kansas 4:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Louisiana at Tulsa 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
New Hampshire vs. Georgia Southern (Birmingham, AL) 4:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Nebraska at Oregon 4:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Hawai'i at UCLA 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Weber State at California 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Marshall at NC State 6:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
South Dakota at Bowling Green 6:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Alabama State at Troy 6:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron 6:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Toledo at Nevada 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
UNLV at Idaho 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
North Texas at SMU 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
South Carolina at Missouri 7:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Nicholls at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Southern at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM None WatchStadium.com
#5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State 7:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Chattanooga at #12 LSU 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#15 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame 7:30 PM NBC NBCSports.com
Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Montana at #7 Washington 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Rice at UTEP 8:00 PM None None
New Mexico State at New Mexico 8:00 PM None Facebook
UT San Antonio at Baylor 8:00 PM FSN FoxSportsGo.com
Western Kentucky at Illinois 8:00 PM BTN BTN2Go.com
#14 Stanford at #6 USC 8:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Minnesota at Oregon State 10:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Utah at BYU 10:15 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Boise State at #20 Washington State 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Houston at Arizona 10:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
San Diego State at Arizona State 11:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com