Oklahoma vs. Tulsa - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-0) at Oklahoma Sooners (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -32 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look to build on their fast 2-0 start with wins over FAU and New Mexico. Dane Evans is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 745 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Evans has at least one touchdown pass in 14 straight games. Keyarris Garrett and Keevan Lucas have combined for more than 520 receiving yards and three touchdowns while senior Conner Floyd has four receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 236.5 yards per contest, and Zack Langer leads the way with 228 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 32.5 points and 476.5 yards per game. Michael Mudoh leads the Golden Hurricane with 24 tackles, Matt Linscott has four tackles for loss and Kerwin Thomas has an interception.
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The Oklahoma Sooners look to remain unbeaten after their impressive comeback win over Tennessee. Baker Mayfield is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 575 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Mayfield has 10 touchdown passes in his last four games. Sterling Shepard and Joe Mixon have combined for 270 receiving yards and three touchdowns while senior Durron Neal has six receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 130.5 yards per contest, and Samaje Perine leads the way with 111 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 13.5 points and 240 yards per game. Dominique Alexander leads the Sooners with 19 tackles, Devante Bond has two sacks and Zack Sanchez has an interception. Rodney Anderson is questionable with a leg injury.
The Golden Hurricane are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games in September. The Sooners are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Golden Hurricane are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Oklahoma and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
This is a lot of points to lay against a Tulsa team that's great offensively. Not only have the Golden Hurricane combined for 87 points in the first two games, but they've scored 30 or more points in five of their last eight games overall.
Oklahoma has blown the doors off Tulsa over the years, but this is a talented and experienced Golden Hurricane team that can strike quickly. I'll take my chances with the points.