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Big Twelve Picks: OU/Houston, Horns/Irish, Wildcats/Cardinal, Mountaineers/Tigers highlight week one


Big 12 Week 1 Game Predictions

Week one has OU and Houston and Notre Dame and Texas highlighting the schedule. Both games can be competitive. That is can. OU and Notre Dame will have their way with their opponents.  Kansas State visits the West Coast and that game might be the best of the weekend. 



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Friday, September 2
Kansas State at Stanford 
9:00 PM ET, FS1, Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA

Kansas State will give Stanford enough but the great Christian McCaffrey (above picture) will pull it out with another great performance.

Stanford 26  Kansas State 20







Saturday, September 3
Houston vs. Oklahoma
12:00 PM, ET, ABC, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Oklahoma should have their way with superior line play and the Sooner secondary has a big day.  Mayfield lead OU to a rather easy win.

Oklahoma 41 Houston 20






Missouri at West Virginia 
12:00 PM, FS1, Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, WV

West Virginia will pull this one out in home game where it should beat a rather weak SEC team. Skyler Howard (above) will have a his way with the Missouri defense.

West Virginia 42  Missouri 26





 Saturday, September 3   Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State
2:30 PM, Fox Sports Net, Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

Not much of a contest as the Pokes run rough shot over the visitors from Louisiana

Oklahoma State 59  Southeastern Louisiana 10


Saturday, September 3  Rhode Island at Kansas
7:00 PM, ESPN3, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, KS

Kansas should take this one.  Could be the only win of the season.

Kansas 31  Rhode Island 21


Saturday, September 3  Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech
7:00 PM, Fox Sports Net Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

No contest as Pat Mahomes throws for many scores.

Texas Tech 71  SF Austin 14


Friday, September 2  Northwestern State at Baylor
7:30 PM, Fox Sports Net McLane Stadium, Waco, TX

Baylor romps to a win in Waco.

Baylor 77  Northwestern State 7



Saturday, September 3,  Texas Christian vs South Dakota State
7:00 PM, FSN, Ft. Worth, TX

TCU will destroy the visitor.

TCU 60   SDSU 9


Saturday, September 3,  Northern Iowa at Iowa State
7:00 PM, Cyclone Network, Ames, Iowa

In a close one, the home team takes the win late.

Iowa State 28  Northern Iowa 24








Sunday, September 4
Notre Dame at Texas 

7:30 pm ET, ABC, Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TX

Could be the beginning of something special for Horn Coach Charlie Strong.  I don’t think so

Notre Dame 27  Texas 17










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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