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OU/KSU and WV/Tech picks for this week; Alabama and Ohio State have competitive games

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs away from Kansas State defensive backs Nate Jackson, bottom, and Donnie Starks (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs away from Kansas State defensive backs Nate Jackson, bottom, and Donnie Starks (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Oklahoma will try to beat Kansas State in Norman for the first time since 2010.  It won’t be easy and Kansas State will be prepared to upset the nationally ranked a Sooners.  Mistakes and the kicking game could give the Wildcats the opportunity to pull off the shocker.  The Sooner offensive line will be challenged by a very good K-State defensive front and if OU has problems rushing the ball it could be close at the end.  Can OU’s defense stop another power rushing game that Coach Bill Snyder will present in their quarterback keepers?  Can they trick the young Sooner defenders to bite on sucker plays such as the delayed pass to an open back or tight end?  This one could be a real tight fit for OU. Final:  Sooners 38 to 31.

 

Texas Tech will present West Virginia their first significant test on defense in Lubbock.  One would like to pick the Red Raiders but Kliff Kingsbury has again shown that his stoppers are as bad as they come.  And Dana Holgerson’s team are better coached than Tech.  Look for a high scoring game in the final.  West Virginia 56 to 52.

 

Iowa State dog kicked the Longhorns of Texas last year, shutting them out.  Texas is the better team here but it could be close.  The Cyclones has had two close losses in the past two weeks. Look for Texas in this battle in Austin.  Texas 31 and Iowa State 28.

 

Kansas will get shellacked by Baylor in Waco.  Baylor 49 and Kansas 24.

 

Last week: 4-0  Season:  32-8

 

Big National Games:

 

Louisville 49 and Duke 21
Clemson 41 and NC State 10
Florida State 38 and Wake Forest 19
Alabama 37 at Tennessee 21
Indiana 34 and Nebraska 31
Florida 15 and Missouri 14
Arkansas 36 and Ole Miss 28
Houston 45 and Tulsa 24
Stanford 31 at Notre Dame 30
Arizona State 42 at Colorado 39
Washington State 48 and UCLA 38
Ohio State 35 at Wisconsin 17

 

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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 “OU/KSU and WV/Tech picks for this week; Alabama and Ohio State have competitive games”

  1. Steve Freeman
    October 13, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Good job Fred!

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