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

It’s a bye week, for Oklahoma, but not for gambling.

Iowa State v TCU Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The bye week couldn’t have come at a better for the Oklahoma Sooners, wouldn’t you say? OU will be looking to rebound from a mind-boggling loss to Texas while also making a leadership transition on defense after the firing of Mike Stoops. This is going to allow everyone to regroup, reflect and re-engage heading into the back nine (or back six) of the regular season. On a personal level, this is going to be my first opportunity to just sit around and watch college football on a couch with a drink in hand, which is going to be a nice change of pace. I also won’t spend the entire lead-up stressing about this defense or my entire Saturday night/Sunday morning dwelling on a performance. This is a chance for all of the us to recharge, particularly on an emotional level.

Anyway, here are my gambling picks for this week’s games. Allen did it last weekend (and did a fantastic job), but let’s see if I can have a bit more luck than he did. I can’t let him show me up on just one opportunity. You can also find the TV schedule and live stream info down at the bottom.

Texas Tech at TCU (-7.5) - The Horned Frogs, who currently sit at 3-2, could easily be 5-0 with wins over Ohio State and Texas if not for a problematic tendency to turn the ball over in crucial situations. We can go back and forth with those hypotheticals all we want, but the bottom line is that it seems quite clear that this team can still challenge for a spot in Arlington. Having said that, the chances of that might fly out the window with a Thursday loss. Meanwhile, Texas Tech starter Alan Bowman is currently listed as ‘doubtful’ for this one, leaving Jett Duffey to take on the task of pulling off the road upset. Duffey certainly had his moments in the second half of the game against West Virginia, but the moment seemed too big for him at times. Gambling pick: TCU covers at home and Gary Patterson sweats a whole lot. Over 59

Oklahoma State (-7) at Kansas State - Kansas State’s inept offense doesn’t seem like it will pose much of a threat to this shaky OSU defense. However, if K-State pulls this off, things could begin to truly unravel in Stillwater (as if that doesn’t already appear to be happening). Gambling pick: Oklahoma State covers somewhat comfortably. Under 62

Georgia (-7.5) at LSU - The Dawgs haven’t really played anyone of note other than Missouri, but I don’t think anyone is questioning their talent. Jake Fromm has picked up where he left off last season by playing mistake-free football and letting his supporting cast make things happen, and he’s been quite efficient in the process, completing 72.8 percent of his passes and averaging 10.53 yards per attempt. His team is also much more complete than the one it’s facing. Gambling pick: Georgia covers. Under 50.5

Washington (-3.5) at Oregon - The matchup between the Oregon offense and the Washington defense should be a doozy. UO QB Justin Herbert is sixth nationally in QB Rating, while the UW defense has its share of future NFL talent — particularly in the secondary. Each of these squads were a bad break away from staying undefeated, but I’ll give the edge to Washington in this underrated rivalry game because of their physicality and superior defense. Gambling pick: Washington covers. Over 58

Baylor at Texas (-14) - This is kind of a weird one. I could easily picture Texas suffering from a severe hangover, but Baylor’s defense just allowed Kansas State to gain nearly 500 yards of total offense. Additionally, UT’s DBs are some of the few who can match up physically with Baylor’s receivers. Gambling pick: Texas covers. Under 60.5

West Virginia (-6.5) at Iowa State - This one has become a bit of a trendy upset pick, but despite Brock Purdy’s success in Stillwater, I could imagine the freshman QB coming back down to earth against the Mountaineers. Having said that, Iowa State is going to be fired up, its fan base is going to be lit like a Christmas tree, and West Virginia has looked mortal in recent weeks. Gambling pick: West Virginia wins a close one, but Iowa State beats the spread. Over 56

Wisconsin at Michigan (-9.5) - I’ve been riding the ‘Wisconsin isn’t actually good’ train for quite some time. Meanwhile, Michigan has looked dominant at home and has a substantial edge as far as athleticism is concerned. Gambling pick: Give me Michigan to cover. Under 49

Thursday TV Schedule (ET)

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Georgia Southern at Texas State 7:30 PM ESPNU
Texas Tech at TCU 7:30 PM ESPNU

Friday TV Schedule (ET)

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#23 South Florida at Tulsa 7:00 PM ESPN
Air Force at San Diego State 9:00 PM CBSSN
Arizona at Utah 10:00 PM ESPN

Saturday TV Schedule (ET)

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Minnesota at #3 Ohio State 12:00 PM FS1
#14 Florida at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM ESPN
Tennessee at #21 Auburn 12:00 PM SEC Network
Rutgers at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN
Iowa at Indiana 12:00 PM ESPN2
Nebraska at Northwestern 12:00 PM ABC
Oklahoma State at Kansas State 12:00 PM ESPNU
Akron at Buffalo 12:00 PM CBSSN
Toledo at Eastern Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN+
Duke at Georgia Tech 12:20 PM ACC Network
Louisville at Boston College 12:30 PM ACC Network
UAB at Rice 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Liberty 2:00 PM None
Southern Mississippi at North Texas 2:00 PM None
Pittsburgh at #5 Notre DPMe 2:30 PM NBC
Kent State at Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Michigan at Bowling Green 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Ball State at Central Michigan 3:00 PM None
#2 Georgia at #13 LSU 3:30 PM CBS
#7 Washington at #17 Oregon 3:30 PM ABC
Michigan State at #8 Penn State 3:30 PM BTN
Baylor at #9 Texas 3:30 PM ESPN
#10 UCF at Memphis 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN2
#22 Texas A&M at South Carolina 3:30 PM SEC Network
Ohio at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Temple at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN
Western Kentucky at Charlotte 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Marshall at Old Dominion 3:30 PM Stadium
Army at San Jose State 3:30 PM ESPNU
Purdue at Illinois 3:30 PM FS1
New Mexico at Colorado State 4:00 PM AT&T Sports Net None
UNLV at Utah State 4:00 PM None Facebook
Alabama State at South Alabama 5:00 PM None
New Mexico State at Louisiana 5:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at Coastal Carolina 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Missouri at #1 Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN
#6 West Virginia at Iowa State 7:00 PM FS1
#16 Miami at Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN2
Houston at East Carolina 7:00 PM CBSSN
Virginia Tech at North Carolina 7:00 PM ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at UTSA 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UCLA at California 7:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#15 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan 7:30 PM ABC
Ole Miss at Arkansas 7:30 PM SEC Network
Middle Tennessee at Florida Intl 7:30 PM beIN Sports
Hawai'i at BYU 10:15 PM ESPN2
#19 Colorado at USC 10:30 PM FS1
Wyoming at Fresno State 10:30 PM ESPNU
Boise State at Nevada 10:30 PM CBSSN