The Pryor Times

October 10, 2007

Oklahoma faces tough Mizzou

Kenny Howell

Oklahoma might have their biggest game of the season this weekend. Missouri is undefeated and have developed a swagger in the process. They ran a fake field goal against Nebraska in the fourth quarter when they were up by more than four touchdowns. Chase Daniel is a legit Heisman contender and this could be his game to get on the national scene. Mizzou’s confidence is huge, and it will lead them to a victory this weekend over OU. Luckily, OU will meet them again in the Big 12 Championship and probably get payback.

Missouri 38 Oklahoma 35

It’s plain and simple, Oklahoma State can’t win on the road. Gundy is 1-11 as a head coach on the road, and he is going add another loss this weekend against Nebraska.

Nebraska 24 OSU 21

LSU survived again last week against Florida, and look to do the same against a surprising Kentucky team. Kentucky has a good offense, but LSU will be able to slow it down enough to keep them No. 1.

LSU 23 Kentucky 13

California has quietly slid up the polls and now find themselves No. 2 team in the country. They should be able to keep it going against Oregon State at home.

California 42 Oregon State 20

Ohio State likes to beat up on MAC teams. They should keep improving and beat Kent State.

Ohio St. 38 Kent State 6

I am not sure that Boston College is the fourth best team in the country, but the polls think so. They travel to Notre Dame this weekend to face an Irish team that just notched their first win. BC wins, but closer than it should be.

BC 27 Notre Dame 20

For South Florida, the dream season has to come crashing down at some point. It might this weekend against a Central Florida team that almost beat Texas.

UCF 24 USF 21

It’s the battle of the Carolinas. South Carolina travels to Chapel Hill to face an improving North Carolina team. The Gamecocks’ defense leads them to a victory.

South Carolina 31 North Carolina 17

Oregon could be one of those teams that slips into the National Title picture by the end of the year. They should beat a so-so Washington State team this weekend.

Oregon 48 Washington St. 19

USC loses to a 1-4 Stanford team but only drops eight spots. Michigan dropped completely out of the polls after their loss to Appalachian State. I thought there was supposed to be an East Coast bias? John David Booty might not play this weekend against Arizona. That might stall the Trojan offense. It all depends how they respond to getting beat by the Cardinals. I say they survive, but not by much.

USC 28 Arizona 24

Virginia Tech hopes to avoid the loss against the smart kids, like USC did last week. Duke probably isn’t going to do what Stanford did.

Va. Tech 34 Duke 13

At the beginning, most people probably believed that Louisville would be undefeated, not Cincinnati. How things change so quickly.

Cincinnati 44 Louisville 34

Hawaii might be without star Colt Brennan this weekend against San Jose St. However, June Jones system, the real star, will prevail the Fighting Rainbows, I mean Warriors to victory.

Hawaii 48 San Jose St. 31

Illinois has survived two tough Big 10 tests in back-to-back weeks, but it has to end sometime. Iowa pulls the upset.

Iowa 27 Illinois 24

Wisconsin and Penn State are the last two teams to get beat by Illinois. Wisconsin proves to be the better team.

Wisconsin 23 Penn State 14

I called Florida State awful a few weeks and they proved me wrong. I still don’t think they are that good. They drop the road game to defending ACC champ Wake Forest.

Wake Forest 27 Florida State 23

Auburn and Arkansas could be one of those SEC games that will be thrilling to the end. Arkansas’ Darren McFadden needs a signature game, this could be it.

Arkansas 20 Auburn 17

I still don’t think Texas is very good, even after the effort against OU. They are good enough to beat Iowa State.

Texas 34 Iowa State 21

Georgia got thumped by Tennessee last week, and they are looking someone to take it out on. Here come the smart kids. Dawgs cruise by Vanderbilt.

Georgia 31 Vandy 14

Tennessee finally decided to play football this past week with a 35-14 win over Georgia. Somehow, they are still ranked behind the Dawgs in the polls. They face pushover Mississippi State this week, and continue to get their season back on track.

Tennessee 38 Mississippi State 13