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Oklahoma Sooners: College Football TV Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 4

Let’s see if I can bounce back from picking Arkansas.

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It’s gamblin’ time! Let’s take a look at where I screwed up last week:

Oklahoma (-17.5) at Iowa State

Nothing I used to justify my pick was terribly egregious, but I didn’t envision the tackling issues at the back end. Oh well.

Boise State at Oklahoma State (-2.5)

Jim Knowles is doing some good things with that Oklahoma State defense, and he made folks pay for underestimating him. OSU’s offensive line is still a concern in the long run, but there weren’t really any issues in this instance.

North Texas at Arkansas (-7)

“...this Arkansas team looked fine before pooping the bed late in Ft. Collins, but I don’t think they’ll need to head to Target to buy new sheets for a second time in as many weeks.”

Anyway, I don’t think I’ll ever be as wrong as I was about that last one. Let’s move on to the new week of games, shall we?

FAU at UCF (-13.5) - This is one of the better Friday matchups on the schedule this season, but this FAU D isn’t good at all. However, UCF also came into the season with defensive concerns, and the only FBS squad they’ve faced is UConn. For those of you who aren’t familiar with UConn football — THE HUSKIES ARE ABSOLUTE BUTT. Gambling pick: UCF wins, but FAU covers. Over 73.5

Nebraska at Michigan (-18.0) - Nebraska’s defense has looked mostly okay in spite that 0-2 record, but Michigan’s offense is actually looking competent (albeit against subpar squads). Gambling pick: The Michigan defense forces some early turnovers, leading to a rout and an easy cover. Over 50.5

Texas A&M at Alabama (-26) - I absolutely despise making picks for these Bama games with the giant lines, but my instinct is to roll with the Tide. They have everything they usually have plus an elite QB, which isn’t really fair at all. Gambling pick: Alabama covers. Under 61

Kansas at Baylor (-7.5) - Baylor isn’t good at all, but they were decent enough to outgain a above-average Duke team (only by a yard, but still) and hang with them for a while. I’ll be rooting for Kansas with every fiber of my being, but I think the streak ends at two. Gambling pick: Baylor covers, but Kansas will hang tough for a while. Over 56

Kansas State at West Virginia (-16) - The talent/firepower gap is vast, but Bill Snyder’s teams have a knack for finding a way to muddy things up and hang around. West Virginia is still kind of a mystery after last week’s game at NC State was cancelled. Gambling pick: West Virginia pulls away late and covers. Over 60.5

TCU (-3) at Texas - TCU was a few backbreaking plays away from pulling off an upset against Ohio State. I’d expect the Frogs to take out their frustration this week and unleash it upon the Cattle. Gambling pick: TCU covers with ease. Under 47.5

Army at Oklahoma (-31) - We’ve beaten this horse to death this week, but I’m going to say it once more — as underdogs of 21.5 or more, the service academies have covered over 75 percent of the time since 1995. No shame in putting money on Army here. Gambling pick: Army beats this spread, but not by a lot. Under 62

Mississippi State (-9.5) at Kentucky - This might be the most interesting matchup of the week, as a really dangerous Mississippi State team meets an extremely entertaining QB (and former Del City Eagle) in Terry Wilson. Gambling pick: Bulldogs cover, but Mark Stoops’ team could end up in the running for a decent bowl game this winter. Over 55.5

Stanford (-2) at Oregon - I’m a huge fan of David Shaw and Stanford, but will Bryce love finally get going this week? Oregon is only allowing 77 rushing yards per game in 2018, but the Ducks have played Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State thus far. Gambling pick: With the Ducks playing a home night game, I’ll take Oregon straight up. Under 56

Thursday TV Schedule (ET)

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Tulsa at Temple 7:30 PM ESPN

Friday TV Schedule (ET)

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Florida Atlantic at #16 UCF 7:00 PM ESPN
#10 Penn State at Illinois 9:00 PM FS1
Washington State at USC 10:30 PM ESPN

Saturday TV Schedule (ET)

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#2 Georgia at Missouri 12:00 PM ESPN
#8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest 12:00 PM ABC
Nebraska at #19 Michigan 12:00 PM FS1
#23 Boston College at Purdue 12:00 PM ESPN2
Kent State at Ole Miss 12:00 PM SEC Network
Buffalo at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN
Minnesota at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN
Akron at Iowa State 12:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Ohio at Cincinnati 12:00 PM ESPNU
Nevada at Toledo 12:00 PM CBSSN
Navy at SMU 12:00 PM ESPNews
Pittsburgh at North Carolina 12:20 PM ACC Network
Louisville at Virginia 12:30 PM ACC Network
Western Michigan at Georgia State 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Kentucky at Ball State 3:00 PM None
Illinois State at Colorado State 3:00 PM AT&T SportsNet
Maine at Central Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama 3:30 PM CBS
#3 Clemson at Georgia Tech 3:30 PM ABC
Tulane at #4 Ohio State 3:30 PM BTN
Kansas State at #12 West Virginia 3:30 PM ESPN
#13 Virginia Tech at Old Dominion 3:30 PM CBSSN
Florida Intl at #21 Miami 3:30 PM ESPNU
Gardner-Webb at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Charlotte at UMass 3:30 PM Eleven Sports/NESN+
North Carolina Central at Duke 3:30 PM ACC Network
Northern Illinois at Florida State 3:30 PM ESPNU
Kansas at Baylor 3:30 PM FS1
Arizona at Oregon State 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4:00 PM SEC Network
UConn at Syracuse 4:00 PM ESPNews
#17 TCU at Texas 4:30 PM FOX
McNeese at #25 BYU 6:00 PM None
North Texas at Liberty 6:00 PM None
Army at #5 Oklahoma 7:00 PM Fox Sports PPV
Louisiana Tech at #6 LSU 7:00 PM ESPNU
#14 Mississippi State at Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN2
Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma State 7:00 PM FS1
Rice at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Texas State at UTSA 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UNLV at Arkansas State 7:00 PM None
Coastal Carolina at Louisiana 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at UL Monroe 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
NC State at Marshall 7:00 PM CBSSN
Florida at Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPN
Arkansas at #9 Auburn 7:30 PM SEC Network
#24 Michigan State at Indiana 7:30 PM BTN
New Mexico State at UTEP 7:30 PM None
#7 Stanford at #20 Oregon 8:00 PM ABC
East Carolina at South Florida 8:00 PM ESPNews
Texas Southern at Houston 8:00 PM None
South Alabama at Memphis 8:00 PM None
#18 Wisconsin at Iowa 8:30 PM FOX
Arizona State at #10 Washington 10:30 PM ESPN
Air Force at Utah State 10:30 PM ESPN2
Eastern Michigan at San Diego State 10:30 PM CBSSN
Duquesne at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV