Ok­la­homa over Texas by 3

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Ob­vi­ously, the upset loss to Iowa State last week­end was a ter­ri­ble blow to the Ok­la­homa pro­gram – not only to the Soon­ers’ hopes to reach the BCS Playoffs, but also to QB Baker May­field’s Heis­man hopes. You can take any mar­gin for er­ror and toss it out the win­dow. But this from the his­tory book: Okie is 35-2 SU and 24-12 ATS fol­low­ing a SU loss since 1999, in­clud­ing

in con­fer­ence games, so we’ll find out if Lin­coln Ri­ley can follow in Bob Stoops’ foot­steps. Big Game Bob made a liv­ing in follow-up games after a Sooner set­back, and this will be Ri­ley’s first test. Ob­vi­ously, this looks like a much more com­pet­i­tive game than it did sev­eral weeks ago, but con­sider this from our Coaches League: Texas HC Tom Her­man is 7-2 SU and 8-1 ATS against FBS foes, in­clud­ing as a dog. He is also 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS fol­low­ing a win, plus 10-2 SU and 9-3 ATS ver­sus .666 or greater foes. Ok­la­homa scored just 7 points after half­time in the Cy­clones shocker – that was after get­ting pushed to the hilt the pre­vi­ous week by a less-than-stel­lar Bay­lor team – and the loss came against an Iowa State team that hadn’t notched more than three vic­to­ries in a sea­son since 2012. How­ever, a win in the Red River Ri­valry can cure a lot of ills.

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