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OU/Texas a tossup; Alabama still #1; Big Twelve Preview; Game predictions



Oklahoma, coming off their stunning 38-31 home loss to Iowa State goes the Red River with week to  face a upstart Texas Longhorn team that has won their first two conference games.  This 2017 edition of the rivalry will be a nasty affair which could go either way most non-biased folks believe.  I have Oklahoma winning in a 45 to 38 shootout. As usual, mistakes in the kicking game and turnovers will tell the tale.

TCU heads to the Little Apple and are not assured of another conference win. I have the Wildcats staying close but the Horned Frogs taking a win in the fourth quarter 24 to 20. A potential upset here is not out of the question.  The coaching in this one should be excellent.

West Virginia hosts Texas Tech and as both teams have improved defenses, I like the home team in a high scorer.  Mountaineers 43 and Red Raiders 28.

Iowa State will get their second conference win in a row with a good beating of Kansas. Iowa Sate 59 and Kansas 20.

Homecoming at Stillwater will be pleasant for the Cowboys as Oklahoma State will score at will on the Bears to break a three game losing streak with this opponent.  Pokes 62 and Baylor 35.

Last Week:  3-1; Season: 29-10


Fred’s Big Twelve Rankings

  1. TCU
  2. Oklahoma St
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Texas
  5. West Virginia
  6. Iowa State
  7. Texas Tech
  8. Kansas State
  9. Baylor
  10. Kansas


National game predictions:

Clemson 42 at Syracuse 20

Washington State 38 at California 10

Auburn 20 at LSU 17

Miami Fla. 24 and Georgia Tech 18

Wisconsin 31 and Purdue 29

Memphis 34 and Navy 28

Florida 23 and Texas Aggie 18

Alabama 38 and Arkansas 15

Ohio State 27 at Nebraska 20

USC 34 and Utah 20

Michigan State 29 at Minnesota 18

UCLA 28 at Arizona 27

Washington 47 and Arizona State 13

Stanford 38 and Oregon 24


Fred’s National Rankings

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Penn State
  4. TCU
  5. Washington State
  6. Washington
  7. Georgia
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Oklahoma State
  10. Oklahoma
  11. USC
  12. Ohio State
  13. South Florida
  14. Auburn
  15. Miami, Fla.
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Michigan State
  18. San Diego State
  19. West Virginia
  20. Michigan
  21. Central Florida
  22. Texas Tech
  23. Virginia Tech
  24. North Carolina State
  25. Stanford

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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