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OU Beats Texas; OSU routs Baylor; Big Twelve review; Top 25; Predictions for this week….

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Sooners Win in Dallas; Pokes blister Bears; Alabama still number one; Next week has OU and OK State winning?…. 


Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews (81) runs into the end zone during an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Dallas. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)


Texas was game Saturday in the Cotton Bowl but the Longhorns came up on the short end of the stick as Oklahoma proved that Baker Mayfield can deliver the win as the Sooners won 29-24.  Mayfield, the country’s best player, hit tight end Mark Andrews for a 59 yard touchdown pass with a little over seven minutes as Mike Stoops defense preserved the win.  OU goes to 6-1 and 2-1 and Texas drops to 3-3 and 2-1.



Oklahoma State, as expected, routed Baylor in Stillwater, 59-16.  OSU is back on track, beating the Bears for the first time in four years.  Mason Rudolph passed for over 400 yards with three touchdown passes and he also ran for another score. James Washington had over 250 yards receiving in the win.


West Virginia held home field in a come from behind 46-35 victory in Morgantown.  The start of the slide of Tech again? Probably.


Kansas State fell at home to TCU 26-6 in an all-afternoon rain delayed contest.  The Frogs displayed another fine defensive performance and continue to lead the conference race.


Iowa State did their duty and beat down Kansas.  The Cyclones are improving is noticed by this writer.  Things are looking good in Ames.


This week:  5-0  Season:  34-10



OSU’s Marcell Ateman makes the catch against Baylor at Stillwater, OK (Oct 14, 2018) Photo: Sue Ogrocki, AP)


Fred’s Big Twelve Rankings

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

This weeks games:


Oklahoma State travels to Austin to take on Texas.  OSU will score enough to take this one, 41 to 27.  It is a fact that the Pokes are better and they have had recent success at DKR.  This one could get out of hand for UT.


Kansas State hosts Oklahoma and the Wildcats are not a good matchup for Baker Mayfield and OU. Sooners win 34 to 20.  As with the game above, OU could roll as they did two years ago in the Little Apple. A mismatch here.


West Virginia will meet a better Baylor than one might expect.  Mountaineers win but it will be close.  Baylor loses by two scores 52 to 39.


Tech host Iowa State and I like the Cyclones here 41 to 30.  ISU is for real.


TCU will destroy Kansas in Fort Worth.  Frogs 66 and Kansas 7.


Fred’s Top Twenty-five


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



Predictions of the Week:


Memphis 47 at Houston 20  (Thursday)
Florida State 41 and Louisville 28
Maryland 27 at Wisconsin 24  (upset special)
Alabama 50 and Tennessee 0
Miami, Fla 24 and Syracuse 23
Virginia Tech 25 and North Carolina 14
Arizona State 21 at Utah 19
Michigan State 28 and Indiana 10
Univ. of Central Florida 31 at NAVY 29
Mississippi State 32 and Kentucky 29
Oregon 38 at UCLA 23
Tulane 27 and South Florida 25 (upset special)
LSU 25 at Ole Miss 12
Arkansas 24 and Auburn 16
Notre Dame 28 and USC 20
Penn State 34 and Michigan 18
Washington State 27 and Colorado 26
Northwestern 24 and Iowa 21
Rutgers 37 and Purdue 31
Tulsa 45 at UConn 21
Georgia Tech 27 and Wake Forest 19
California 35 and Arizona 21


 Photo above: 
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates with the Golden Hat Trophy as Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, in red, watches following the team’s 29-24 win over Texas in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)


Feature Photo: Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma breathed a sigh of relief after holding off Texas on Saturday. Richard W. Rodriguez/Getty Images










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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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