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College Football Review: Cowboys and Sooners win; Tide still on top?; Big Twelve in scramble.

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OSU, OU, Baylor, West Virginia still in play for the Big Twelve Title

Oklahoma State put it to the previously undefeated West Virginia Mountaineers 37-20 Saturday in Stillwater    Three significant turnovers doomed the visitors as Dana Holgorgen’s team suffered their first loss of the season.  OSU, using short fields after two of the turnovers, was excellent in both offensive execution and a defensive intensity that didn’t let West Virginia make enough big plays to win.  It was the Pokes best game of the year.  Both teams now have one loss in conference.  A Big Twelve championship is very much in mind for these teams.

 

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(Credit: AP / Brody Schmidt) Oklahoma State running back Barry J Sanders (26) works to free himself from the grasp of West Virginia safety Marvin Gross Jr., during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

 

 

Poor Kansas as Oklahoma beat the Jayhawks in Norman 56-3.  DeDe Westbrook might be the best offensive player in the country and would get my endorsement as the best pass catcher in the land.  He is just a blaze when catching the ball.  Baker Mayfield had another outstanding performance in the win.

 

Texas put Baylor in their place with a 36-34 victory in Austin.  UT is tough at home as Charlie Strong’s Horns win for the forth time in DKR.   Baylor is not my favorite to win the Big Twelve as they have to play Oklahoma in Norman.
Kansas State pulled one out in Ames beating the Cyclones in a closely fought game.  Anther nice win for the legendary Bill Snyder.

 

The high hopes for a great season for TCU were again dashed by Texas Tech as Kliff Kingsbury’s Red Raiders won in Fort Worth.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Oklahoma at Iowa State
6:30 p.m.
ESPN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Texas at Texas Tech
11:00 a.m.
FS1
Oklahoma State at Kansas State
2:30 p.m.
ABC / ESPN2
TCU at Baylor
2:30 p.m.
FOX
Kansas at West Virginia
6:00 p.m.
ESPN2

 

 

Standings

School Big 12 Overall Pct.
Oklahoma 5 – 0 6 – 2 .750
Oklahoma State 4 – 1 6 – 2 .750
Baylor 3 – 1 6 – 1 .857
West Virginia 3 – 1 6 – 1 .857
Kansas State 3 – 2 5 – 3 .625
TCU 2 – 3 4 – 4 .500
Texas 2 – 3 4 – 4 .500
Texas Tech 2 – 3 4 – 4 .500
Iowa State 0 – 5 1 – 7 .125
Kansas 0 – 5 1 – 7 .125

 

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RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD Nebraska cornerback Josh Mitchell tackes Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon.

 

 

Big Twelve Rankings
  1. Oklahoma State
  2. Oklahoma
  3. West Virginia
  4. Baylor
  5. Kansas State
  6. Texas Tech
  7. Texas Christian
  8. Texas
  9. Iowa State
  10. Kansas
National Review

Alabama continues be my Top Twenty Five favorite.  Michigan, Ohio State, Washington, Clemson and Louisville are my favorites to make the Final Four.  Others that could sneak in are numerous but not expected.

Fredsportsextra’s Top Twenty-five

  1. Alabama
  2. Michigan
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Washington
  6. Louisville
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Nebraska
  10. Florida
  11. Auburn
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Western Michigan
  15. West Virginia
  16. Baylor
  17. Washington State
  18. Florida State
  19. Houston
  20. Utah
  21. Penn State
  22. North Carolina
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. Colorado
  25. Tulsa

Final Four:  Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson

Title Game:  Alabama over Clemson

 

 

Feature Photo: Dede Westbrook (11) runs after a catch while pursued by Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Mike Lee (11) during the third quarter during the second quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D Smith-USA Today Sports 

Secondary Photo: Fish Smithson (9) during the second quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sportsok11) runs after a catch while pursued by Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Mike Lee (11) during the third quarter during the second quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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