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Sooners and Bears Highlight Weekly College Football; New playoff picks; Top 25

It was a very good week for Baylor and Oklahoma in big boy Big 12 football Saturday. The Sooners, with thanks to Stephen Parker and his nice volleyball block at the goal line on a two-point conversion with little time on the clock, nipped a game TCU squad 30-29 in Norman.  Baylor was marvelous in their 45-35 beating of Oklahoma State, giving the Bears their first significant win of the season.



Iowa State’s head coach made a fatal mistake and now Paul Rhoades is looking for a new job.  A terrible coaching decision, running the ball when a couple of “knees” win you a ball game.  That was a decision that gets you fired.  The Cyclones now go on the open market to find a diamond in the rough.  Good luck.  As for Kansas, poor Kansas as Texas Tech pasted the hapless Jayhawks.




Baker Mayfield is not so hurt not to celebrate the Sooners win Saturday in Norman, OK over the TCU Horned Frogs. Mayfield didn’t play in the second half as with a possible concussion.  (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) The Associated Press


OU/TCU:  Gary Patterson is my kind of coach. His decision to go for the win after their final touchdown with little left on the clock was ballsy.  I remember back in the day when Florida State’s Bobby Bowden brought his team to Norman, OK to face the Sooners, a national power at the time.  Bowden had just come from West Virginia and the Seminoles played the Sooners to a one point game with little time on the clock.  The Noles had just scored and Bowden decided to go for the win and not kick the extra point for a sure tie. There were no overtimes in college football at the time.  Bowden’s two point conversion failed and OU eked out a one point win.  After the game Bowden wanted no talk of moral victory and told the press that. Same with Patterson. He saw that it was a good time to win the game on the two-point conversion and it was there for the taking.  Except for the great play by OU’s Parker, OU loses.  TCU is a powerful team, a powerful program with a winner as a coach.  As for OU, they went into a shell in the 2nd half when Baker Mayfield went down by a dirty play by a TCU defender and basically tried to run out the final two quarters.  Give it up to Samaji Perine for his close to 200 yards rushing and his last long score.  Perine is a money back.



Best Team Performance of the Week:  Michigan State’s defense
Worse Team Performance of the Week:  Florida’s offense or lack of
Best Individual Performance of the Week:  Stephen Parker, Oklahoma



OU/TCU highlights from Saturday (above)

Fred’s Top 25
  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Baylor
  5. Michigan State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Iowa
  8. Ohio State
  9. TCU
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. North Carolina
  12. Florida State
  13. Navy
  14. Stanford
  15. Washington State
  16. Michigan
  17. Northwestern
  18. Oregon
  19. Temple
  20. Florida
  21. Mississippi State
  22. Arkansas
  23. Toledo
  24. Ole Miss
  25. Houston


Final Four Playoffs


Alabama vs Michigan State and Clemson vs Oklahoma
First Out:  Notre Dame; Second out:  Ohio State;  Third out:  Baylor



Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine (32) escapes a tackle by TCU defensive end Josh Carraway (94) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)





Top Photo Credit:  Stephen Parker makes the play of the game against TCU Saturday night on Owen Field in Norman, OK as OU wins 30-29.  https://thefootballbrainiacs.com/ou-oklahoma-sooners-football-baker-mayfield-bob-stoops-samaje-perine-tcu-texas-christian-horned-frogs



Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman (1) is tackled by Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns (13) in the first quarter Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. (Photo: AP)



About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

One Response to “Sooners and Bears Highlight Weekly College Football; New playoff picks; Top 25”

  1. November 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Baker Mayfield to play Saturday from reports this afternoon………

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