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OU/UT prediction; Top 25; Alabama and Texas Aggies upset? Penn State upset too?

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against Oklahoma during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Longhorns face Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)

Big Twelve recap:  Oklahoma played as expected in their win at Kansas.  Jalen Hurts continues to prove that he is good enough to lead OU to the Final Four at the end of the season. KU has improved under Miles and they played a tough game with the Sooners.  The Jayhawks could win a conference game this year.  Their recruiting class for KU right now for 2020 is the 4th best in the Big Twelve and better players are on the way.



Texas Tech’s home win over Oklahoma State was somewhat of a surprise, but with the Pokes lack of good play against weaker opponents should have told us that Tech could win. And they did with OSU’s Spencer Sanders turning it over five times in Lubbock.   With young quarterbacks that can be expected on some Saturdays and Sanders threw three oskies and fumbled twice.  Better days ahead for him.


Texas was good enough to beat West Virginia. No surprise as the Mountaineers continue to have quarterback issues with the Sooner transfer Austin Kendall’s crapping down his leg.  His poor play is not giving West Virginia a chance to win.


Baylor won again with a dominate win over Kansas State in the Little Apple.  The Bears continue to improve and give hope for the Bear nation to upset OU or UT in Waco latter in the year.


Iowa State finally was dominate as they trounced the Horned Frogs of TCU.  The men from Fort Worth are not good when the defense cannot stop the opponent.




My Big Twelve rankings



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



My personal Top 25



1, Ohio State
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. LSU
5. Clemson
6. Georgia
7. Wisconsin
8. Penn State
9. Florida
10. Texas
11. Notre Dame
12, Boise State
13. Auburn
14. Boise State
15. Michigan
16. Oregon
17. SMU
18. Wake Forest
19, Baylor
20. Arizona State
21. Memphis
22, Texas A&M
23. Utah
24. Tulane
25. Cincinnati




Big Twelve predictions  (last week- 4-1 and 33-8 for the year)


Oklahoma should beat Texas but it will be close. Things to remember sports fans for this game. First, OU is missing two offensive linemen but do not worry Sooner fans.  The replacements at the ONE position will be good.  Texas and their defensive secondary is all beat up, with two starters out for the game.  Issues with the defense and missing key players is advantage Sooners.



Second, OU plays better against the Horns when the team are close (as in betting) and UT is not the big underdog. OU will be favored but not by much.



Third, OU is better on defense than in the past couple of years and will go into this game with stoppers just as good or better than what UT will put on the Cotton Bowl floor.



And finally, Licoln Riley’s offensive group is much better and have more bigtime playmakers than Texas.



OU 42 and Texas 31.




Texas Tech comes to Waco and the Bears win streak continues.  It will be a close game with Baylor winning 26 to 20.


Iowa State, in Morgantown, beat West Virginia 34 to 28.



 Alabama and Penn State Upset Specials



National Predictions



Friday, Oct. 11


Miami Fla 24 and Virginia 21
Oregon 30 and Colorado 20


Saturday, Oct 12


Georgia 27 and South Carolina 17
Michigan 24 at Illinois 10
Memphis 32 at Temple 26
Arizona State 38 and Washington State 31
Wisconsin 28 and Michigan State 17
Texas A&M 25 and Alabama 24
Clemson 35 and Florida State 14
Houston 28 and Cincinnati 21
Notre Dame 21 and USC 20
Wake Forest 35 and Louisville 29
Minnesota 28 and Nebraska 25
Iowa 18 and Penn State 17
LSU 25 and Florida 18
Utah 42 and Oregon State 18
Boise State 32 and Hawaii 22
Arizona 28 and Washington 21
Tennessee 21 and Mississippi State 17
Tulane 52 and UConn 18
Missouri 28 and Ole Miss 19
Kentucky 27 and Arkansas 24
Tulsa 26 and Navy 20


Feature photo:  Fansided.com










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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