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Oklahoma/TCU & Oklahoma State/Iowa State Picks; Irish and Pitt Upset? Top Ten

Oklahoma goes to Fort Worth this Saturday. It will be, as usual, a slobber knocker.  The Sooners have much the better offense and should come back to Norman with the victory.  OU 34 and TCU 27.  Spencer Rattler will be the difference.

 

 

Oklahoma State hosts Iowa State and the Aggies defense should control the Cyclone offense enough to produce a close and defensive win, 24 to 20.

 

 

In other Big Twelve action, Kansas State hosts Kansas and it will be brutal for the Jayhawks.  Final score should be something like 49 to 14 Wildcats.  Baylor travels this week down to Austin to play Texas. Horns lose but it will be close.  Texas 37 and the Bears 39.  West Virginia heads out to the South Plains and Texas Tech will be the foe.  The Mountaineers win big 51 to 28.

 

 

Last week:  2-1; Season 8-4

 

 

Big Twelve Ranking

 

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

 

 

National Top Ten

 

  1.  Clemson
  2.  Alabama
  3.  Ohio State
  4.  Notre Dame
  5.  Oklahoma State
  6.  Penn State
  7.  Cincinnati
  8.  Oregon
  9.  BYU
  10.  SMU

 

National Predictions

 

Clemson 50 vs Syracuse 0
North Carolina 42 and NC State 41
Ohio State 66 and Nebraska 20
Alabama 42 at Tennessee 21
PIttsburgh 25 and Notre Dame 21
Penn State 48 at Indiana 21
South Carolina 30 and LSU 14
Minnesota 31 and Michigan State 21
SMU 42 and Cincinnati 36

Feature Photo: Newsbreak.com

Second Photo:  espn.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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