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Oklahoma Sooners: College Football TV Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 5

After a bit of a weak slate in terms of high-profile matchups, Week 5 has plenty of potential for drama.

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Two top-10 matchups, anyone?

Ohio State travels to Happy Valley. Stanford plays at Notre Dame. In this particular instance, the away teams have a bit more leeway here. The College Football Playoff committee seems to take context into consideration (or at least claims to do so), so I think Ohio State can afford to lose a close loss at Penn State and still make a run at a natty, while Penn State likely wouldn’t have that benefit.

The other matchup is also interesting on that front, as Notre Dame doesn’t have the remaining schedule to build enough of a resume if it doesn’t win on Saturday. However, that schedule is an absolute cakewalk, so the Irish will likely rock the CFP boat if they come out on top this week. Stanford, on the other hand, while certainly not benefiting from the Pac-12’s reputation, has remaining games at Washington and Cal — both of whom are ranked at the moment.

I’m not really tripping about the potential for a potential one-loss OU team to be left out at this point in the season, but if something like that does worry you, you’ll probably want to root for Stanford. The Cardinal will have opportunities to trip up down the stretch, but there’s nothing to stop the Irish (other than themselves) if they come out on top. That would equate to an Independent taking one of the four spots, which would have contending programs from P5 conferences biting their nails down the stretch.

Anyway, here are this week’s gambling picks. You can also find this week’s schedule (along with TV and streaming info) down at the bottom.

Last Week’s Picks

Baylor at Oklahoma (-23.5) - I’m expecting more than a few big plays from a very talent group of Baylor receivers, and I’m expecting to pull out some hair, but I don’t think it’s going to be enough to keep it close against an Oklahoma Sooners offense that should meet minimal resistance — particularly on the ground. Gambling pick: We might not be thrilled as we enter OU-Texas week, but I’ll take Oklahoma to cover. Over 69

Oklahoma State (-16.5) at Kansas - As suspect as Oklahoma State’s offensive line is, this game could have a much lower score than we might have predicted a few weeks ago. I obviously don’t think OSU is quite bad or dysfunctional enough to lose to Kansas (as AMAZING as that would be), but I’m tempted to take the Jayhawks to beat this spread. Gambling pick: Let’s do it! Kansas beats the spread against OSU. Under 62

West Virginia (-3.5) at Texas Tech - The Raiders picked up a huge win last week in Stillwater, but I’m still not terribly bullish on this team. That result can largely be chalked up to a BOOTY Oklahoma offensive line doing a poor job and a QB that clearly isn’t quite up to snuff. Tech’s offense appears to its usual self, but OSU’s offensive ineptitude contributed heavily to the discrepancy in time of possession. Don’t expect that to be the case against West Virginia. Gambling pick: West Virginia covers in Lubbock. Over 72

Texas (-8.5) at Kansas State - Last week, Bill Snyder yanked Skylar Thompson in favor of Alex Delton — who has the far inferior arm of the two — without notifying any of his assistants. This appeared to be less of a case of giving a different look (as they’ve done before) than it was a shift in direction offensively. With that apparent change in direction, the Purple Kansas offense doesn’t have a prayer against much of anyone other than the 2017 Oklahoma defense. Hell, K-State’s offensive line is worse than it was a year ago, so that OU team might’ve had an easier time against this unit. Anyway, Texas isn’t back, but the ‘Horns will be just fine this week. Gambling pick: Texas covers. Under 49

Iowa State at TCU (-10.5) - Despite the consecutive losses, this is still a good TCU team. Turnover margin has been the biggest issue by far, and if Shawn Robinson and Co. can clean that up, the Frogs can be seen as a real threat once again. Gambling pick: TCU covers at home. Over 46.5

Stanford at Notre Dame (-5.5) - Notre Dame is becoming harder and harder to figure out. The defense has a lot of talent and has usually looked solid. However, the unit is beginning to show some small cracks. Will Stanford be able to take advantage of them? Bryce Love still hasn’t found his footing, but the passing game is picking up the slack to some degree (JJ Arcega-Whiteside wins a lot of jump-balls). Notre Dame’s offense, on the other hand, finally found a groove against Wake Forest with Ian Book, who seems unlikely to relinquish the job to Brandon Wimbush. Gambling pick: This is one of the toughest ones I’ve looked at this season, but I’ll take Notre Dame to cover at home. Under 52

Ohio State (-3) at Penn State - Basically, Ohio State has the advantage in vital areas. I like Dwayne Haskins much more than Trace McSorley, and Ohio State’s defense is a bit more polished (and talented) than Penn State’s. That’s enough for me. Gambling pick: Ohio State covers in Happy Valley. Under 71

Thursday TV Schedule (ET)

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North Carolina at #16 Miami 8:00 PM ESPN

Friday TV Schedule (ET)

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Memphis at Tulane 8:00 PM ESPN
UCLA at Colorado 9:00 PM FS1

Saturday TV Schedule (ET)

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Louisiana at #1 Alabama 12:00 PM SEC Network
Syracuse at #3 Clemson 12:00 PM ABC
#12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech 12:00 PM ESPN2
Central Michigan at #21 Michigan State 12:00 PM FS1
Arkansas at Texas A&M 12:00 PM ESPN
Indiana at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN
Army at Buffalo 12:00 PM CBSSN
Oklahoma State at Kansas 12:00 PM FSN
Temple at Boston College 12:00 PM ESPNU
Bowling Green at Georgia Tech 12:00 PM ACC Network
Virginia at NC State 12:20 PM ACC Network
UMass at Ohio 2:00 PM None
UL Monroe at Georgia State 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Kent State at Ball State 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Tennessee at #2 Georgia 3:30 PM CBS
Baylor at #6 Oklahoma 3:30 PM ABC
Pittsburgh at #13 UCF 3:30 PM ESPNU
#18 Texas at Kansas State 3:30 PM FS1
Cincinnati at UConn 3:30 PM CBSSN
Old Dominion at East Carolina 3:30 PM None
Coastal Carolina at Troy 3:30 PM None
Western Michigan at Miami (OH) 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Rice at Wake Forest 3:30 PM ACC Network
Purdue at Nebraska 3:30 PM BTN
Florida State at Louisville 3:30 PM ESPN2
Southern Mississippi at #10 Auburn 4:00 PM SEC Network
Tennessee State at Vanderbilt 4:00 PM SEC Network
Nevada at Air Force 4:00 PM ESPNews
#14 Michigan at Northwestern 4:30 PM FOX
Florida at #23 Mississippi State 6:00 PM ESPN
Utah at Washington State 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Arkansas State at Georgia Southern 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Virginia Tech at #22 Duke 7:00 PM ESPN2
Houston Baptist at SMU 7:00 PM None
Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM None Facebook
Boise State at Wyoming 7:00 PM CBSSN
Hawai'i at San Jose State 7:00 PM Spectrum Sports PPV
Charlotte at UAB 7:00 PM None
Iowa State at TCU 7:00 PM ESPNU
#4 Ohio State at #9 Penn State 7:30 PM ABC
#7 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame 7:30 PM NBC
South Carolina at #17 Kentucky 7:30 PM SEC Network
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Florida Intl 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at North Texas 7:30 PM beIN Sports
Marshall at Western Kentucky 7:30 PM Stadium
#20 BYU at #11 Washington 8:30 PM FOX
Ole Miss at #5 LSU 9:00 PM ESPN
Oregon State at Arizona State 10:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
#19 Oregon at #24 California 10:30 PM FS1
USC at Arizona 10:30 PM ESPN2
Toledo at Fresno State 10:30 PM ESPNU