Oklahoma over Texas by 3
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.