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Big 12 and National Picks have a few upsets; Sooners not in included but Pokes?


Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon, center, runs with the ball against Texas Tech during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Norman, Okla.. (Kyle Phillips/The Norman Transcript via AP)

My picks for this week of college football games do not include an upset of the Oklahoma Sooners in their visit to Lawrence as the Big Red of the North take on the Kansas Jayhawks.  The Sooners can name the score but Samaji Perine will not approach his national single game rushing record that he earned last year in Norman against Jayhawks.  OU will take it easy on Kansas in the second half with a Sooner victory in the range of 56 to 14.  A  balanced attack in which OU will get around 600 yards on offense and turn the men in blue over three times.  Another Sooner win and it is expected.




Oklahoma State gets a go at Jones Stadium on Saturday, where they have won three times in a row against the home Red Raiders. Texas Tech has a nice offense but they will be stopped in Lubbock.  The only way for a Tech win is if the Cowboys do not come to play.  Most every team has one of those games and if it is this week for the Pokes they will get beat.  In most leagues, if you you come in half ass, you lose the butt cheek.  This week is not the week and OSU will leave for Stillwater in one whole piece.  Gundy will  have them up and they will perform with plenty of passing/rushing yards, and points.  OSU 59, Tech 21.



Tomorrow night TCU hosts West Virginia in a good one.  The Horned Toads have a better passing attack, the best player (s) on the field, and should take care of business, something that is more important to them than the Mountaineers.  West Virginia has become, with Kansas State, a big disappointment in the league this year. Boykin will take it to them early and TCU wins 48 to 30.


Texas goes to Iowa State and it is a must win for the Horns if they want to go bowling.  This one is going all Iowa in a clear win.  Look for Texas to stumble and it won’t be close. Iowa State 27, UT 13


Kansas State and Baylor play next Thursday night.





Temple wide receiver Robby Anderson catches the game-winning touchdown pass during the NCAA Football game between the Temple Owls and the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. Temple beat East Carolina 24-14 on October 22nd Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/10/25/best-thing-temple-football-won/#xMx5yqI6OvhwOMc3.99


Temple will beat Notre Dame
Washington State will beat Stanford


Thursday, Oct. 29

North Carolina  21 at No. 23 Pittsburgh  24, 7 p.m., ESPN

Western Michigan 26 at Eastern Michigan 21, 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo 31 at Miami (OH) 14,  7:30 p.m., ESPN3

Texas State 20  at Georgia Southern 26, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

Oregon 24 at Arizona State 35, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Oct. 30

Louisville 19 at Wake Forest  20, 7 p.m., ESPN2

East Carolina 31at Connecticut  17, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Louisiana Tech 34 at Rice 18, 8 p.m., FOX Sports 1

Wyoming 17 at Utah State  38, 10:15 P.M., ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 31

Western Kentucky 48 at Old Dominion 21, noon

UCF 7 at Cincinnati  39, noon, ESPNN

South Florida 14 at Navy  28, noon, CBS Sports Network

Illinois 21 at Penn State  27, noon, ESPN2

Nebraska  31 at Purdue 7, noon, ESPNU

Rutgers 7 at Wisconsin 24, noon, Big Ten Network

No. 19 Ole Miss  42 at Auburn  21, noon, ESPN

South Carolina 17 at Texas A&M 30, noon, SEC Network

Syracuse  6 at No. 17 Florida State 17, noon, ABC

Virginia Tech  12at Boston College 17, 12:30 p.m., ESPN3

Massachusetts 32 at Ball State  29, 1 p.m., ESPN3

Central Michigan 21 at Akron 29, 2 p.m., ESPN3

UTEP 14 at Southern Mississippi 24, 2:30 p.m., ESPN3

Georgia Tech 20 at Virginia 28, 3 p.m., ESPN3

USC 27 at California 31, 3 p.m., FOX

Colorado 17 at No. 24 UCLA 34, 3 p.m., Pac-12 Network

No. 3 Clemson 30 at N.C. State 7, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

No. 11 Florida 20 at Georgia 26, 3:30 p.m., CBS

Marshall 41 at UNC Charlotte 16, 3:30 p.m.

Maryland 17at No. 10 Iowa 31, 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

Boise State  47 at UNLV 20, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU

San Diego State 26 at Colorado State 24, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Troy 26 at Appalachian State 29, 3:30 p.m., ESPN3

Tulsa 35 at SMU 28, 4 p.m., ESPNN

Tennessee-Martin 12 at Arkansas  33, 4 p.m., Sec Network

Louisiana-Monroe 24 at Louisiana-Lafayette 17, 5 p.m., ESPN3

Georgia State 35 at Arkansas State 28, 7 p.m., ESPN3

Tulane 24 at No. 16 Memphis 36, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Oregon State 14 at No. 13 Utah 56, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Vanderbilt 9 at No. 18 Houston 35, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Miami (Fla.) 20 at No. 22 Duke 36, 7 p.m., ESPNU

No. 15 Michigan 21 at Minnesota 24, 7 p.m., ESPN

Texas-San Antonio 38 at North Texas 27, 7 p.m.

Tennessee 31 at Kentucky 27, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 9 Notre Dame 24 at No. 21 Temple 25, 8 p.m., ABC

Idaho 33 at New Mexico State 34, 8 p.m., ESPN3

Air Force 21 at Hawaii 20, 10:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

No. 8 Stanford 28 at Washington State 42, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Arizona 34 at Washington 21 , 11 p.m., FOX Sports 1



 Above photo:  Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington, center, runs between Kansas defenders, cornerback Chevy Graham, left, and defensive end Ben Goodman Jr., during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Washington had 103 yard receiving in the 58-10 win over Kansas. (Brody Schmidt, AP)

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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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