A Boomer Bedlam Bet on Sooners Over Cowboys

Oklahoma Sooners

Willie Bee

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:14 PM GMT

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 8:14 PM GMT

Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield lead two powerful offenses into Bedlam this Saturday, and we have a free college football pick for the annual OU-Oklahoma State showdown.

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Free College Football Pick: Oklahoma +3Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

Bedlam in college football usually means the series between the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Considering the state of the Big 12 just ahead of the first release of the College Football Playoffs rankings, however, it might be used for the entire conference.

Old foes collide for the 112 th time this Saturday afternoon in Stillwater, Fox Sports 1 televising the 4 PM (ET). The Sooners and Cowboys make up half of the quartet tied at the top of the Big 12 standings, each with 4-1 conference records and this pair of combatants also sporting 7-1 overall marks. Oklahoma State is 3 point chalk at BetOnline, and there are signs this spread could move up by a hook before the windows close. Saturday’s scoreboard hurdle has been on the rise, currently up to 76.

 

Rudolph Coming Off Sixth 3+ TD Passing Performance Of Season

A lot of football remains to be played, but it’s beginning to look like someone one of the three remaining 1-loss teams – Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU – will have to win out in order for the conference to avoid being left out of the CFP for a third time in four years. The Sooners currently hold the highest ranking in the two conventional polls, No. 8/9, and would seem the most likely candidate to do so. Lincoln Riley’s lads come off a 49-27 home win over Texas Tech, Baker Mayfield directing a balanced OU offense that amassed more than 600 yards.

Oklahoma State has won four in a row, the last two on the road at Texas and West Virginia, and the Cowboys continue to keep scoreboard operators busy averaging 44.5 PPG (4th). Mason Rudolph threw three touchdown passes in the 50-39 win at Morgantown last Saturday, OSU needing a big 20-point fourth quarter to cover a -9½ spread on the NCAA football odds. The 6-5 senior is banged up with a sore shoulder, but is expected to lace ‘em up for this battle.

 Rivalry Trends, Mother Nature & A Free Pick

The rivalry has belonged to OU by a wide margin, the Sooners having won the last two and 12 of the last 14 to move out to an 86-18 advantage. Seven more games ended even, three of those with nil-nil scores. Oklahoma has covered the last two victories, coasting to a 38-20 decision in Norman last season after blasting OSU, 58-23, at Boone Pickens Stadium two years ago. Totals have run 3-1-1 O/U/P the last five on this gridiron.

Kickoff should come under partly cloudy skies in Stillwater, the weatherman calling for temps in the low-70s with a light easterly breeze. I’d love to see the Sooners get another half-point before making my play, but will take them plus a field goal for my free college football pick.

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