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Sooners/Horned Frogs and Cowboys/Bears predictions; Irish/Boston College and Spartans/Buckeyes go at it

Oklahoma and Texas Christian University get it on in Norman Saturday night as the Sooners try to keep the Sooner Magic chugging along and the Horned Frogs hope to pin a second loss on OU and give them an opportunity to get to a major bowl and win the Big 12.  TCU’s hopes rest on the health of their two offensive stars, quarterback Trevone Boylin and wide receiver Josh Doctson.   They are recovering from an ankle (Boykin) and a wrist (Doctson) suffered against Kansas and Okla. State respectfully.  If they are limited (or out) the Frogs will be at a significant disadvantage.  Both are “questionable” as of today.  TCU coach Gary Patterson has said that if both practice by Thursday they will play.

 

Nov 14, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Tre Flowers (31) celebrates a fourth down stop against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227346 ORIG FILE ID: 20151114_pjc_bc7_012.JPG

Nov 14, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys safety Tre Flowers (31) celebrates a fourth down stop against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227346 ORIG FILE ID: 20151114_pjc_bc7_012.JPG

 

 

Oklahoma’s win over Baylor makes the Sooners the favorite. Both teams have one loss in Big 12 play so the loser is out for a title in the conference.  For TCU to win they must put the clamps on the Sooner passing game.  Against Okla. State they failed and the Sooners will present another challenge for the TCU secondary.  OU ran the ball on Baylor and if they run the same against the Frogs it will a long night for the Purple.  I picked against OU last week.  I will not this week.  Sooners win around 41 to 28.

 

Nov 14, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners safety Ahmad Thomas (13) and linebacker Devante Bond (23) and cornerback Stanvon Taylor (6) celebrate the interception by Thomas against the Baylor Bears during the second half at McLane Stadium. The Sooners defeat the Bears 44-34. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227344 ORIG FILE ID: 20151114_pjc_an4_433.JPG

Nov 14, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners safety Ahmad Thomas (13) and linebacker Devante Bond (23) and cornerback Stanvon Taylor (6) celebrate the interception by Thomas against the Baylor Bears during the second half at McLane Stadium. The Sooners defeat the Bears 44-34. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227344 ORIG FILE ID: 20151114_pjc_an4_433.JPG

 

The other big game in the conference is Baylor coming to Stillwater to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  If the Bears come in with their full compliment of players including their freshman quarterback it should be a close one touchdown game either way.  Baylor is a beat up team right now and OSU is coming off a sub par performance at Iowa State.  The stakes are big for the Pokes and I will take OSU 47 to 41.  But don’t think I do not respect the Bears. I could see a big win for Baylor and it would not surprise me in the least.

 

Nov 14, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) scores a second half touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227346 ORIG FILE ID: 20151114_jla_bc9_104.jpg

Nov 14, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Joel Lanning (7) scores a second half touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Iowa State 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-227346 ORIG FILE ID: 20151114_jla_bc9_104.jpg

In other Big 12 action:

 

Iowa State 27, Kansas State 24 in Manhattan

 

West Virginia 51, Kansas 14 in Lawrence

 

 

Texas Tech 38, Texas 35 in Austin

 

The National Games of the Week:

 

Notre Dame gets enough of the Jesuits this week as Boston College pulls the upset in Fenway Park.  This is a rival game for BC and they will be ready.  Notre Dame is looking forward to Stanford in this trap game.  Stanford and Cal is a possible upset special but I just can’t pull the trigger on this one. But it will be close.  Vanderbilt  will take the Texas Aggies in a mild surprise.  Look for LSU‘s Les Miles hot seat get hotter as they go down to Ole Miss in a not so close game.  And finally, Michigan State goes to the Horseshoe to face the Buckeyes.  It might be the game of the day and Ohio State plays their best game and wins close.
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Boston College plays a “road” game with Notre Dame in Fenway Park Saturday. A flyover shot of Fenway Park for Saturday’s Boston College-Notre Dame football game. (Twitter.com/ScottEckRadio)

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

East Carolina 27 at UCF 20, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

ULM 16 at Texas State 21, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

Friday, Nov. 20

Cincinnati 32 at USF 17 8 p.m., CBSSN

Air Force 20 at Boise State 21, 9:30 pm., ESPN2

Saturday, Nov. 21

The Citadel 7 at South Carolina 28, Noon, SEC NETWORK Alt.

Florida Atlantic 7 at No. 11 Florida 35, Noon, SEC NETWORK

Illinois 19 at Minnesota 21, Noon, ESPNews

Indiana 27 at Maryland 17, Noon, BTN

Iowa State 27 at Kansas State 24, Noon, FS1

No. 21 Memphis 24 at No. 22 Temple 31, Noon, ESPNU

No. 14 Michigan 31 at Penn State 19, Noon, ABC

No. 23 North Carolina 45 at Virginia Tech  21, Noon, ESPN

North Texas 7 at Middle Tennessee 21, Noon, ASN

Purdue 14 at (5) Iowa 29, Noon, ESPN2

Rutgers 24 at Army 17, Noon, CBSSN

West Virginia 51 at Kansas 14, Noon, FSN

Georgia Tech 27 at Miami FL 23, 12:30 pm, ACCN

Syracuse 17 at NC State 20, 12:30 pm, ACCN

Miami OH 7 at UMass 12, 1 p.m., ESPN3

South Alabama 23 at Georgia State 21, 2 p.m, ESPN3

Western Kentucky 34 at FIU 17, 2:30 pm, FCS

Chattanooga 0 at No. 16 Florida State 41, 3 p.m., RSN / ESPN3

Fresno State 9 at BYU 24, 3 p.m., BYUtv

Arizona 21 at Arizona State 31, 3:30 pm, FS1

Wake Forest 7at No. 1 Clemson 38, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 13 Michigan State 20 at No. 3 Ohio State 24, 3:30 p.m., ABC

No. 9 LSU 17 at Ole Miss 31, 3:30 p.m., CBS

No. 18 Northwestern 17 at No. 25 Wisconsin 21, 3:30 p.m., BTN

No. 19 UCLA 21 at No. 10 Utah 34, 3:30 p.m., FOX

No. 24 Houston 28 at UConn 14, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

Buffalo 12 at Akron 17, 3:30 p.m., CBSSN

Duke 17 at Virginia 21, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3

Louisville 20 at Pittsburgh 28, 3:45 p.m., ESPNews

Nevada 17 at Utah State 26, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3

Old Dominion 22 at Southern Miss 24, 3:30 p.m., ASN

USC 24 at Oregon 25, 3:30 p.m. , ESPN

Charleston Southern 3 at No. 2 Alabama 56, 4 p.m., SEC NETWORK

Idaho 14 at Auburn 27, 4 p.m., SEC NETWORK Alt.

New Mexico State 21 at UL Lafayette 20, 5 p.m., SBN / ESPN3

Colorado State 27 at New Mexico 23, 5:30 p.m., ROOT

Washington 31 at Oregon State 12, 6 p.m., Pac-12N

Georgia Southern 17 at Georgia 21, 7 p.m., ESPNU

No. 17 Mississippi State 16 at Arkansas 34 , 7 p.m., ESPN

No. 20 Navy  35 at Tulsa 21, 7 p.m., CBSSN

Rice 28 at UTSA 22, 7 p.m., ASN

Tennessee 17 at Missouri 13, 7:15 pm, ESPN2

Boston College 21 vs. No. 4 Notre Dame 20, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN

No. 6 Baylor 41 at No. 8 Oklahoma State 47, 7:30 pm, FOX

Charlotte 9  at Kentucky 21, 7:30 p.m., SEC NETWORK Alt.

Texas A&M 13at Vanderbilt 15, 7:30 p.m., SEC NETWORK

No. 15 TCU 28 at No. 12 Oklahoma 41, 8 p.m., ABC

Tulane 31at SMU 19, 8 p.m., ESPNews

California 31 at No. 7 Stanford 37, 10:30 p.m., ESPN2

San Diego State 27 at UNLV 6, 10:30 p.m., CBSSN

Colorado 20 at Washington State 38, 10:45 p.m., ESPN2

San Jose State 21 at Hawaii 28 11:59 p.m., TWC Oceanic

Featured Photo:  (Photo by Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X160151 TK1 )

 

 

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One Response to “Sooners/Horned Frogs and Cowboys/Bears predictions; Irish/Boston College and Spartans/Buckeyes go at it”

  1. November 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Update: TCU’s Josh Doctson is lost for the season it was announced late today (PM 11-18-2015). He will not play Saturday for the 18th ranked Horned Frogs.

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