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Big Twelve Review; Top 25; OU/TCU and Michigan State/Michigan Predictions

 

 

Sooners look to rebound on the road at TCU

Michigan State/Michigan pick below

 

 

So much for West Virginia as Iowa State took the Mountaineers to the woodshed and just beat the devil out of them 30-14.  Dana Holgorsen’s offense was inept all night long and the Cyclones proved they are on their way to becoming a power in the conference.  West Virginia’s lost has them questioning what the future holds for them with Texas and Oklahoma still to come.

 

Kansas State busted up Oklahoma State in Manhattan taking a 31-12 victory.  OSU could not stop the Wildcats in the second half.

 

Texas had problems with an improving Baylor which took the Horns to the final play in Austin winning 23-17.  Baylor is another team in the conference that is vastly improving. 

 

Texas Tech’s close 17-14 defensive struggle over TCU was a significant win for Kliff Kingsbury and his Red Raiders.

 

 

 

Big Twelve Rankings

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

 

TCU Head Football Coach Gary Patterson (photo by Zimbo)

Fred’s Top Twenty-five

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Notre Dame
  5. LSU
  6. Texas
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Michigan
  9. Georgia
  10. Oregon
  11. Univ. of Central Florida
  12. Florida
  13. Kentucky
  14. North Carolina State
  15. Iowa
  16. Michigan State
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Penn State
  19. Washington
  20. Texas A&M
  21. Mississippi State
  22. Washington State
  23. USC
  24. West Virginia
  25. Utah

 

 

Big Twelve Predictions (Last week  2-2……Season 31-16)

 

Oklahoma 41 and TCU 38-  OU will get enough stops to win against this TCU team that is not good on offense.  TCU has enough defense to keep it close, score wise.  Sooners will not lose this one.

 

Texas Tech 48 and Kansas 20-Look for a blowout in Lubbock as the Red Raiders continue to improve.

 

 

 

 

National predictions

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Stanford 26 at Arizona State 21

 

Friday, Oct 19

Boise State 42 and Colorado State 21

 

Saturday, Oct 20

 

Iowa 27 and Maryland 14
Ole Miss 31 and Auburn 20
Wisconsin 28 and Illinois 7
Michigan State 21 and Michigan 19
Temple 24 and Cincinnati 21
Duke 19 and Virginia 17
Florida State 26 and Wake Forest 17
Alabama 56 at Tennessee 9
Washington 28 and Colorado 17
Penn State 35 at Indiana 21
Clemson 24 and North Carolina State 13
California 41 at Oregon State 18
LSU 23 and Mississippi State 20
Univ. of Central Florida 48 at East Carolina 21
South Florida 39 and UConn 12
Oregon 34 and Washington State 27
Kentucky 38 and Vanderbilt 14
Ohio State 28 and Purdue 13
Utah 29 and USC 21
Tulsa 28 at Arkansas 27
Missouri 38 and Memphis 34
Navy 24 and Houston 21

 

Feature Photo:  (Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports)

 

 

 

 

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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