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

The weekend is short on high-profile games, but there are plenty of intriguing matchups.

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Welcome to Week 2, Sooner fans! I hope you all enjoyed the skull-dragging we witnessed on Owen Field this past Saturday. While I don’t think OU will have too much trouble dispatching the UCLA Bruins, I’d expect a bit more resistance this time around — particularly from the opposing defense.

What else is on our plate this week? Well, top-25 matchups are scarce, but there are definitely some intriguing games out there. There’s a bit of rivalry action, as Iowa State makes it’s 2018 debut against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. Additionally, Nebraska and Colorado renew their own rivalry — one that was always full of animosity and often came with high stakes in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. The stakes are pretty low this time around, but it definitely pushes the nostalgia button. On a related note, Nebraska definitely deserves credit for its willingness to play old Big Eight rivals. After all, the Huskers have not one, but two home-and-homes scheduled with the Oklahoma Sooners in the near-ish future (2021-22, 2029-30).

We also have Clemson at Texas A&M, Georgia at South Carolina (Columbia), Penn State at Pitt and USC at Stanford, so we’re not completely devoid of decent television this Saturday. Will I do better with the picks than I did last week? Ehh... we’ll see. Also, make sure to check out the full weekend schedule — which includes TV and streaming info — below the picks.

UCLA at Oklahoma (-30.5) - OU shouldn’t have any real trouble here, but UCLA has some legitimate talent on defense and could keep it close for a short period of time before the OU offense finds a rhythm. Gambling pick: I’m picking a 44-17 win for the Sooners, which would put them just short of the cover. Give me UCLA by a few inches. Under 64

Mississippi State (-9) at Kansas State - Purple Kansas looked like butt against South Dakota last week, putting together a sloppy performance and pulling out a late victory. Nick Fitzgerald is back from suspension and seems primed to thrive under Joe Moorhead, but Kansas State’s defense could keep them in it. This is also a difficult one to predict because of the nature of Kansas State’s offense, which is unreliable in the passing game but could win the time-of-possession battle if the line can hold its own. Silly penalties were also a killer for K-State last week, so will they be a bit more disciplined this time around? Gambling pick: K-State could end up being a solid team at some point, but I have the Bulldogs covering in this one. Over 54

Georgia (-10) at South Carolina - USC East seems like a pretty easy pick to finish 2nd in its division, but the gap between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs is still pretty significant. I don’t picture UGA’s defense giving much ground here. Gambling pick: Georgia covers. Under 56.5

Colorado at Nebraska (-3.5) - I’m looking forward to seeing Adrian Martinez in action. Some of you may recall that he was one of OU’s primary QB targets following Cameron Rising’s flip to Texas. He committed to Tennessee before Scott Frost was able to pull off a late steal, and he has since won the starting job in Lincoln. Gambling pick: Nebraska wins by a TD and covers. Over 64

Iowa State at Iowa (-3.5) - We’ve yet to catch a glimpse of the Cyclones in 2018, but I’m confident that Matt Campbell will have them ready for this one. Although Allen Lazard is gone, 6’6” Hakeem Butler could fill that playmaking void quite admirably. Of course, David Montgomery is still on the roster, and Kyle Kempt is back after being granted a sixth season. The defense could be a concern, but come on... they’re playing Iowa. Gambling pick: Iowa State covers, and they also win in the series since 2014 (also played in Iowa City). Over 46.5

Clemson (-12) at Texas A&M - Kellen Mond vs. Clemson’s defensive front = sacks and defensive touchdowns. Gambling pick: Clemson covers and then some. Under 54.5

USC at Stanford (-6) - JT Daniels did a halfway-decent job against UNLV, but the 18-year-old QB (who reclassified and would otherwise be a senior in high school right now) might not be quite ready for a really solid Stanford defense. However, the guy did win the job against some decent competition, so maybe he’ll surprise me. Gambling pick: He’ll flash a degree a of brilliance, but not enough to beat the spread. Stanford covers. Under 56.5

Friday TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)

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#16 TCU at SMU 8:00 PM ESPN2

Saturday TV Schedule (All Times Eastern)

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New Mexico at #5 Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN
#18 Mississippi State at Kansas State 12:00 PM ESPN
Western Michigan at #21 Michigan 12:00 PM FS1
Towson at Wake Forest 12:00 PM ACC Network
Eastern Michigan at Purdue 12:00 PM BTN
Liberty at Army 12:00 PM CBSSN
Nevada at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM SEC Network
Arizona at Houston 12:00 PM ABC/ESPN2
Duke at Northwestern 12:00 PM ESPNU
Georgia Tech at South Florida 12:00 PM ABC/ESPN2
Georgia State at NC State 12:30 PM ACC Network
UCLA at #6 Oklahoma 1:00 PM FOX
Holy Cross at Boston College 1:00 PM ACC Network
William & Mary at #12 Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ACC Network
Portland State at #23 Oregon 2:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Air Force at Florida Atlantic 2:00 PM CBSSN
Kansas at Central Michigan 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Arkansas State at #1 Alabama 3:30 PM ESPN2
#3 Georgia at #24 South Carolina 3:30 PM CBS
Rutgers at #4 Ohio State 3:30 PM BTN
Ball State at #8 Notre Dame 3:30 PM NBC
Colorado at Nebraska 3:30 PM ABC
Buffalo at Temple 3:30 PM None
Memphis at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN
North Carolina at East Carolina 3:30 PM ESPNU
Wagner at Syracuse 3:30 PM ACC Network
Howard at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Morgan State at Akron 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Lamar at Texas Tech 4:00 PM FSN
Southern Illinois at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network
East Tennessee State at Tennessee 4:00 PM SEC Network
North Dakota at #9 Washington 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Iowa State at Iowa 5:00 PM FOX
Youngstown State at #14 West Virginia 6:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet
South Carolina State at #19 UCF 6:00 PM None
Savannah State at #22 Miami 6:00 PM ACC Network
Maryland at Bowling Green 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UMass at Georgia Southern 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Appalachian State at Charlotte 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Kentucky at Marshall 6:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#2 Clemson at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPN
Southeastern Louisiana at #11 LSU 7:00 PM ESPN2
UT Martin at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Southern at Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UL Monroe at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM None
UAB at Coastal Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Baylor at UTSA 7:00 PM None Facebook
Indiana State at Louisville 7:00 PM ACC Network
Wyoming at Missouri 7:00 PM ESPNU
Fort Valley State at Valdosta State 7:00 PM None
Texas Southern at Texas State 7:00 PM None
Florida A&M at Troy 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Samford at Florida State 7:20 PM ACC Network
Alabama State at #7 Auburn 7:30 PM SEC Network
Kentucky at #25 Florida 7:30 PM SEC Network
Western Illinois at Illinois 7:30 PM BTN
Virginia at Indiana 7:30 PM BTN
Arkansas at Colorado State 7:30 PM CBSSN
Utah at Northern Illinois 7:30 PM ESPNews
Maine at Western Kentucky 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida Intl at Old Dominion 7:30 PM beIN Sports None
Incarnate Word at North Texas 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Fresno State at Minnesota 7:30 PM FS1
#13 Penn State at Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ABC
New Mexico State at Utah State 8:00 PM None Facebook
South Alabama at Oklahoma State 8:00 PM FSN
Tulsa at Texas 8:00 PM Longhorn Network
Nicholls at Tulane 8:00 PM None
Southern Utah at Oregon State 8:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Cincinnati at Miami (OH) 8:00 PM None
#17 USC at #10 Stanford 8:30 PM FOX
UTEP at UNLV 9:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet None
Sacramento State at San Diego State 9:00 PM None None
UConn at #20 Boise State 10:15 PM ESPNU
California at BYU 10:15 PM ESPN2
#15 Michigan State at Arizona State 10:45 PM ESPN
San Jose State at Washington State 11:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Rice at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV