Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane NCAAF Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/14
Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +23 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN2
The Oklahoma Sooners and Tulsa Golden Hurricane will play Saturday afternoon at Chapman Stadium.
The Oklahoma Sooners breezed through their first opponent in the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 48-16. The Sooners running game pounded out 183 yards and five touchdowns, while the defense produced two sacks and a turnover. Quarterback Trevor Knight must improve his game if the Sooners are going to take that next level, as he completed just 55.9 percent of his passes for 253 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The good news is that the Oklahoma Sooners allowed only one field goal through three quarters and running back Keith Ford has star written all over him. In the week one victory, Ford rushed for two touchdowns and caught four passes for 65 yards. For the most part, the Sooners were one of the few top rated teams that actually looked good in its opening game.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane won their first matchup over the Tulane Green Wave, 38-31 in double overtime. It was really the Dane Evans and Keevan Lucas show for the Golden Hurricane, as the quarterback and wide receiver duo produced 233 yards and three touchdowns. Tulsa enters this contest with the sixth-rated passing offense, which says something considering Evans is still an unproven sophomore. Defensively, the Golden Hurricane needs work, as they allowed 245 rushing yards, including 215 rushing yards to Sherman Badie, alone. Those numbers are not going to fly when going up against far better players in Oklahoma. However, one Tulsa defender to watch in this game is Demarco Nelson, who came away with his ninth career interception in the week one victory.
With the lack of defense the Golden Hurricane played against Tulane, they stand almost no chance in this game against the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma has the advantage at nearly every position and should walk away with this game with ease.
I’ll take the Sooners at this number because it’s only going to increase.