Oklahoma State's Gundy gives us the right lean
September 19, 2018 3:00 AM
by Tony Mejia
In this week’s column we lean to favoring OK State over Texas Tech. Last week’s pick of Vandy covering at Notre Dame came through.
Here are the games to watch and my favorite early lean.
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State will look to continue its dominance by securing a 10th straight win, extending a series record. HC Mike Gundy has to feel good about his chances of getting the better of young Alan Bowman, who broke Mahomes’ Big 12 single-game freshman passing record with 605 yards and five TDs in beating Houston last week. OKLAHOMA ST.
Stanford at Oregon: This one may come down to the wire since the books appear undecided, favoring the Ducks at home by 1.5 points when this line was unveiled; later swinging in the Cardinal’s direction. Stanford RB Bryce Love sat out last week’s win against UC-Davis in order to ensure he’d be fresh and ready for this one.
Georgia at Missouri: Although Kentucky has emerged as a factor, these teams were expected to be the SEC East’s beasts when the season began and have lived up to billing. Missouri has only beaten Georgia once in eight meetings .
Wisconsin at Iowa: Over the course of the first three quarters of their first three games, Iowa has surrendered just three points. The Badgers haven’t been terribly productive but will try and make things happen by pounding Iowa with their Jonathan Taylor-led rushing attack.
Texas A&M at Alabama: Alabama lost at home to Texas A&M in 2012 against Johnny Manziel but have since won five straight in the series and are heavily favored to come through again.