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Poor Texas-Turtles slay the fatted steer in DRK; “Riley’s Rowdies” mine Miners with ease…..

The Tom Hermon era at the University of Texas (at Austin) began today at DKR Stadium and it was a disaster for the Longhorns as the Maryland Terps took the fight to “Texas Fight” and slaughtered the Steers 51 to 41.  Good luck to all those prognosticators that had the Horns running the table this year and winning the Big Twelve Conference.  It is not going to happen.


As Texas’s new head man was getting his ass handed to him Oklahoma’s new head coach Lincoln Riley had a much better day as the his Sooners had their way with the Miners of UTEP 56-7 in a home opener in Norman.  Yes, a weaker foe for Riley’s new team than Harmon’s Horn’s yet the Sooners looked like a well oiled wagon as Baker Mayfield, playing only one half, was on target with 19 completions in 20 attempts with three touchdown passes.  Passing yardage for Mayfield was 329.   Eight Sooners scored touchdowns as “Riley’s Rowdies” found the “gold mine” of UTEP and took the booty.
Good luck Texas, you need it.  It could be a very long season.  Sooners, you get a powerhouse next week in Columbus.  Should be a doozey.


Feature photo:  OU wide receiver Lee Morris pulls the ball in for another OU touchdown against UTEP’s Kalon Berry in second quarter action. (Photo: RUBEN R. RAMIREZ/EL PASO TIMES)

Secondary photo:  Maryland’s Tyrrell Pigrome (3) looks to avoid a tackle by Texas’ Brandon Jones (19) and Anthony Wheeler (45) during an NCAA college football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 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. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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