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Oklahoma #1? Clemson? Alabama?; Big Twelve Review; Cowboys and Frogs in first conference game-who do you have?

OU, Clemson, Alabama, USC, Penn State, Washington, and Okla. State – how they rank

Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb (9) takes a Baker Mayfield pass to the end zone during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Tulane University Green Wave at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman


Week three was a routine one in college football and we can expect more of the same in a few day with week four.

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley stands on the sidelines before the Sooners’ game against Ohio State, Sept. 9 at Ohio Stadium. OU receiver CeeDee Lamb was called for targeting last week against Tulane, sparking conversation over the often controversial penalty.  Kyle Phillips / The Transcript




A very disturbing ejection of Oklahoma freshman wide receiver CeeDee Lamb on a targeting block in the Sooners 56-14 beat down of the Tulane Green Wave.  It is troubling.  First, Lamb was called for a illegal hit after his devastating bone crushing block on a “defenseless” Tulane player after a fellow teammate intercepted a pass and was on the runback to score a touchdown.  Not that he was called on a possible foul, but that the foul did not meet the qualification by rule of a “target”, plus the fact that the Big Twelve, on the next day, LIED about it and supported their game day on-the-field decision to call it a target.  Video shows that the hit was “not” targeting, and yet the Big Twelve is like the world to day, in than do “not believe what your eyes see but what we tell you.”  I call the Big Twelve out for outright disgusting malfeasance of telling lies.  We are living in a society of this right now in our politics and it has now crossed over to sport.  Leaders of the Big Twelve conference organization, you are worthless. And do not tell me my eyes do not see what is happening.

In Big Twelve Action:

Oklahoma-opened slowly but took care of business. Tulane is an average team that is well coached and will win their share of games this season.


Oklahoma State-The nation’s best offense was just that in a first half blowout of Pittsburgh.  This team is special and can play with any defense.


Texas Christian-this team better get better in a hurry. Not impressed with their performance with SMU.  If Hill does not have the game of his career the Pokes will drill these Frogs.


West Virginia-Was that Delaware State? No matter.  Mountaineers are going to be tough especially at home.


Texas-accolades for losing?  That is Texas today.


Kansas State-not a good team.  No offense and that is talking turkey.


Texas Tech-beating Arizona State in a shootout.  Nothing new here.


Iowa State-this is the year to not finish ninth.  They have a chance.


Kansas-Bad.  In the same boat as Baylor.


Baylor-OU is going to get satisfaction in Waco Saturday.


My Big Twelve Rankings

  1. OU
  2. OSU
  3. WV
  4. TCU
  5. Texas
  6. Iowa State
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Kansas State
  9. Baylor
  10. Kansas
This Week in the Big Twelve


Oklahoma will have their way with Baylor. OU 68 at Baylor 13


Oklahoma State will not let off the gas this week. OSU 59 and TCU 31


West Virginia will score at will on Kansas in Lawrence.  West Virginia 53 and Kansas 14


Texas Tech goes to Houston to end their non-conference season. Houston 48 and Tech 39


Last week:  9-1; Season 22-6


My National Rankings

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Clemson
  3. Alabama
  4. Oklahoma State
  5. Penn State
  6. USC
  7. Washington
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Miami Fla
  10. Mississippi State
  11. Florida State
  12. Miami, Fla.
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. West Virginia
  15. Michigan
  16. Washington State
  17. Georgia
  18. San Diego State
  19. Florida
  20. TCU
  21. Oregon
  22. Colorado
  23. South Florida
  24. Vanderbilt
  25. Maryland


National Predictions

USC 41 at Cal 29
Alabama 17 at Vanderbilt 3
Miami Fla. 26 and Toledo 14
Purdue 21 and Michigan 20
Air Force 28 and San Diego State 24
Penn State 24 at Iowa 20
Florida 30 at Kentucky 14
Oregon 49 at Arizona State 42
Colorado 25 and Washington 18
aTm 21 at Arkansas 18
Miss. State 33 at Georgia 20


Feature photo:  Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb (9) and running back Trey Sermon (4) celebrate.(Photo: 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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