On the eve of the Oklahoma Sooners’ game in Lubbock, News 9 reported that defensive end Ronnie Perkins and running back Rhamondre Stevenson will indeed be available for action against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Unfortunately, this does not include Trejan Bridges, the third player who received a six-game suspension leading up to last winter’s Peach Bowl.
While the saga isn’t closed completely, I’m thankful that all of us can finally move on from this storyline. My hope is that the NCAA will eventually evolve with the times and discontinue its archaic insistence on punishing student-athletes for marijuana use, but that’s probably asking too much.
It goes without saying that having an All-Big 12 caliber player like Perkins back in the fold will only enhance a defensive front that has really hit its stride in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Stevenson adds a home run threat to a backfield that has sorely needed such a thing.
Anyway head on down to the comments to give your thoughts on today’s action!
Tonight, Lincoln brings his crimson crusaders back to his eerie old cauldron. Can the #Sooners go on the road again and steal somebody else’s candy? We’re about to find out.@LandersCDJROK Scene Setter ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/F8L9P5CAbI— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) October 31, 2020
Time & TV: Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. CT on FOX
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium — Lubbock, Texas
Line: Oklahoma -16 (as of Saturday at 9 a.m. CT)
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No podcasts this week. Blame the ice storm!
Today’s Gambling Picks
Cincinnati (-6.5) vs. Memphis - Over 57
Kansas State (+5.5) at West Virginia - Over 45.5
TCU (-2.5) at Baylor - Over 47.5
Auburn (+2) vs. LSU - Over 63.5.
Oklahoma State (-3.5) vs. Texas - Under 58.5
Ohio State (-10.5) at Penn State - Under 64
Arkansas (+14) at Texas A&M - Over 53
Oklahoma (-16) at Texas Tech - Over 68
Oklahoma 48, Texas Tech 24