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Oklahoma Sooners: College Football TV Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 9

Should you trust my judgement? It remains to be seen.

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Oklahoma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of the week once again — time for you to trust the judgement of a man who once thought it would be a good idea to steal a goose from the OU Duck Pond and bring it back to his fraternity house. Narrator: It was not a good idea. Jack and his pledge brothers were justifiably reprimanded for this. Fortunately, Mother Goose was returned safe and sound. Also, the statute of limitations has probably expired, so shut up.

As usual, you can find this week’s college football TV/live streaming schedule down at the bottom.

Oklahoma (-23.5) at Kansas State - The Oklahoma Sooners are humming along entering this game against the outmatched Wildcats, but K-State’s clock-chewing offensive scheme could make the number on the scoreboard much more respectable than the actual reality of its situation on Saturday. Having said that, I don’t think the Wildcats are going to get enough first downs against Murray & Co. to effectively chew said clock. Oklahoma’s issues with gap discipline allowed the 2017 game in Manhattan to turn into a barn burner, but times have changed for the better. On the other side, K-State fields a respectable defense (No. 37 in defensive SP+) but simply doesn’t have the horses to hang with the OU offense. Gambling pick: Oklahoma covers in front of the crowd of farm kids in Manhattan. Over 57.5

Wisconsin at Ohio State (-14.5) - The Buckeyes really haven’t displayed any semblance of a weakness through seven games, but we might finally get a glimpse of what they’re truly made of this week. At this point, they’ve only played one good team (Cincinnati) and haven’t been tested, so perhaps the Badgers can force a situation in which we find out what Justin Fields can accomplish when the pressure is truly applied. Wisconsin’s defense ranks second nationally in defensive SP+ and ranks seventh with 27 sacks on the season. Gambling pick: Ohio State passes its first real test, but Wisconsin covers by a hair. Over 49.5

Oklahoma State at Iowa State (-10.5) - It’s October, which means that a Matt Campbell-coached team is really starting to click. Since losing a heartbreaker in Waco, the ‘Clones have looked dominant in three straight performances, as an offense that once seemed like a disappointment has really come into its own. Additionally, Jon Heacock’s defense is its usual, disciplined self, so a run at the second spot in Arlington is well within reach. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State seems to be headed in the opposite direction, as Jim Knowles’ defense doesn’t appear to have made any positive strides in Year 2. On top of that, redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders’ inability to take care of the football is preventing the uber-talented offense from picking up the defense’s slack. Gambling pick: The Cyclone defense turns OSU over at least twice, paving the way for an Iowa State cover. Over 63.5. We also need to talk about this graphic courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics:

I... I kinda dig it?

Auburn at LSU (-10.5) - . The fact that LSU’s defense is far from perfect is well-documented at this point. Bo Nix and the Auburn offense, however, aren’t exactly built to exploit that. The real question — how will presumed Heisman Trophy frontrunner Joe Burrow fare against one of the nation’s most talented defenses? Gambling pick: LSU covers in this major battle for braggin’ rights amongst Southern veterinarians, but its offense finally shows signs of mortality. Under 58.5

Texas (-1) at TCU - On the injury front, DB Jalen Green will return to action for a Texas defense that has sorely needed his services. However, DeMarvion Overshown is a game-time decision, and BJ Foster’s presence seems doubtful. Finally, Caden Sterns is still not available, which isn’t a shock. Offensively, TCU still hasn’t found a groove against anyone in the Big 12 other than Kansas, so we’re looking at a bad-on-bad matchup when this group is on the field. This, of course, tends to make picking against the spread a difficult task. Gambling pick: Texas covers, as the offense does its job against what is just an okay TCU defense by Patterson-era standards. Over 56.5

Texas Tech (-5) at Kansas - New KU offensive coordinator and RPO guru Brent Dearmon’s rise (here’s a profile written just prior to his promotion) is becoming one of the better stories in college football after his group put up 48 on the Longhorns in Austin this past weekend, but how much of that offensive performance can be chalked up to the fact that the Jayhawks were going up against a crap-tastic Texas defense? I’m kidding (kind of), but it’ll be interesting to see if Dearmon, Carter Stanley and Pooka Williams can keep the ball rolling. On the other side Texas Tech’s defense has been Jeckyl-and-Hyde all season, so the amount of resistance KU will receive remains to be seen. Gambling pick: Kansas just seems invigorated (this is a program that’s allowed to celebrate moral victories at this point), and I’m smelling a cover. Under 64.5

Notre Dame (-1) at Michigan - Much to my surprise and dismay, Captain Khaki’s team actually put up a good little fight in Happy Valley last Saturday. In fact, the Wolverines outgained the Nittany Lions to the tune of 417 yards to 283 and only turned it over once. Are they showing signs of turning over a new leaf? Maybe, but crashing and burning immediately after folks gain the slightest bit of confidence would be an exceedingly Harbaugh-era Michigan thing to do. Gambling pick: Notre Dame wins and covers in some sort of hilarious fashion, resulting in an even warmer seat for Harbaugh. Under 51

Friday TV Schedule (CT)

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USC at Colorado 8:00 PM ESPN2

Saturday TV Schedule (CT)

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#13 Wisconsin at #3 Ohio State 11:00 AM FOX
#5 Oklahoma at Kansas State 11:00 AM ABC
#20 Iowa at Northwestern 11:00 AM ESPN2
#21 Appalachian State at South Alabama 11:00 AM ESPNU
Miami at Pittsburgh 11:00 AM ESPN
San Jose State at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN
Mississippi State at Texas A&M 11:00 AM SEC Network
Illinois at Purdue 11:00 AM BTN
Liberty at Rutgers 11:00 AM BTN
Bowling Green at Western Michigan 11:00 AM ESPN3
Southern Mississippi at Rice 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Nevada at Wyoming 1:00 PM AT&T Sportsnet
Ohio at Ball State 1:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Western Kentucky at Marshall 1:30 PM None Facebook
New Mexico State at Georgia Southern 2:00 PM ESPN3
#9 Auburn at #2 LSU 2:30 PM CBS
#6 Penn State at Michigan State 2:30 PM ABC
#15 Texas at TCU 2:30 PM FOX
Maryland at #17 Minnesota 2:30 PM ESPN
Oklahoma State at #23 Iowa State 2:30 PM FS1
UConn at UMass 2:30 PM NESN
North Texas at Charlotte 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida International at Middle Tennessee 2:30 PM NFL
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Syracuse at Florida State 2:30 PM ESPN2
Virginia at Louisville 2:30 PM ACC Network
Arizona at Stanford 2:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Indiana at Nebraska 2:30 PM BTN
Tulane at Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN
Central Michigan at Buffalo 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Michigan at Toledo 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Kent State 2:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Akron at Northern Illinois 2:30 PM ESPN3
South Florida at East Carolina 2:45 PM ESPNU
Hawai'i at New Mexico 3:00 PM Spectrum Sports Facebook
Duke at North Carolina 3:00 PM ACCNX
South Carolina at Tennessee 3:00 PM SEC Network
Arkansas at #1 Alabama 6:00 PM ESPN
Texas Tech at Kansas 6:00 PM FS1
UCF at Temple 6:00 PM ESPN2
Memphis at Tulsa 6:00 PM CBSSN
Texas State at Arkansas State 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Troy at Georgia State 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Boston College at #4 Clemson 6:30 PM ACC Network
#8 Notre Dame at #19 Michigan 6:30 PM ABC
#24 Arizona State at UCLA 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
Colorado State at Fresno State 6:30 PM ESPNU
Missouri at Kentucky 6:30 PM SEC Network
Louisiana Tech at UTEP 7:00 PM ESPN3
California at #12 Utah 9:00 PM FS1
Utah State at Air Force 9:15 PM ESPN2
Washington State at #11 Oregon 9:30 PM ESPN
San Diego State at UNLV 9:30 PM CBSSN