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Oklahoma Schooner causes panic on the football field

Nov 25, 2008 5:13 PM

On The Mark by Mark Mayer |

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It was nice to see Texas Tech come up with a goal line stand so that they didn’t have to see that Sooner Schooner race across the field again.

Talk about a team having stage fright, how about coach Mike Leach disdaining the field goal on fourth and 3 down 14-0 in the first quarter. Talk about panic! Tech missed, Oklahoma drove down the field to make it 21-0 and that was that.

OK, now it’s time to discuss rivalry week.

Texas A&M +34 at Texas: Nice Thanksgiving turkey dish for the Longhorns, who must win BIG to make the BCS notice. TEXAS.

UTEP +5½ at East Carolina: I know the Miners can score a bundle of points. I can’t say the same for East Carolina. UTEP.

Kent State +10 at Buffalo: Good spot for the Bulls to finish with style to what has been a super job by head coach Turner Gill. BUFFALO.

Miss State +13½ at Ole Miss: The Rebels were a great money line bet against LSU. State had a nice win over Arkansas, but this one is in Oxford. OLE MISS.

Colorado +16½ at Nebraska: Buffs offense can’t match points with the Huskers. NEBRASKA.

Syracuse +22 at Cincinnati: Fitting that Cincy must defeat the Orange to land the Orange Bowl. But, Cincy began celebrating last week after Pitt. SYRACUSE.

Baylor +20 at Texas Tech: Bears should take advantage of a depressed Tech limping home from Oklahoma. BAYLOR.

Houston -3 at Rice: Anything below 99, I’m there. OVER.

Virginia +8½ at Va Tech: The Cavaliers have hit the wall after a nice stretch. VA TECH.

Kansas +13½ at Missouri: Chase Daniel warms up for Texas or Oklahoma we think. MIZZOU.

Oklahoma -7 at Okla St: In Oklahoma’s 10 wins, the closest anyone has come is 25 points. In fact, OU hasn’t been involved in a game decided by 7 all year. We’re on that Schooner. OKLAHOMA.

Georgia Tech +8 at Georgia: Beating Georgia in Athens would be better than making the ACC title game. GEORGIA TECH.

Auburn +14 at Alabama: The Tigers will throw everything at the unbeaten Tide, but can they score 17 points? Or even 10? UNDER.

Florida -15½ at Florida St: The Gators are on a mission, but every team can’t be Citadel. Seminoles are on the rise and may make this one interesting. FLORIDA ST.

Kentucky +4½ at Tennessee: The Vols showed some character winning at Vanderbilt. Now they’ll show pride in allowing Fulmer to leave gracefully. TENNESSEE.

Oregon +3 at Oregon State: This should be a beauty. The fans pull the Beavers through to the Rose Bowl. OREGON ST.

S. Carolina +1 at Clemson: Carolina isn’t scoring and Clemson isn’t allowing much. UNDER.

Notre Dame +29 at USC: The Trojans need to run up the score, but they’re not automatic covering these type of numbers. NOTRE DAME.

Wash St +29½ at Hawaii: What better present for beating inept Washington than a trip to Hawaii! Idaho had fun last week there, then got stomped. Ditto. HAWAII.


Giants -3 at Redskins: G-Men are a well-oiled machine, which can’t be said of Skins. GIANTS.

Panthers +3 at Packers: The Panthers are a different cat away from home. PACKERS.

Colts -3½ at Browns: Quietly, Indianapolis has won four in a row. Cleveland may need to bring in Juliet to replace Romeo. COLTS.

Chiefs +3 at Raiders: There’s a pulse in Oakland. JaMarcus 10-of-11! It’s a miracle. RAIDERS.

49ers +6½ at Bills: QB Trent Edwards found himself at KC. Bills now looking like the 5-1 team that began the season. BILLS.

Jaguars +3½ at Texans: There’s nothing like a national audience on Monday night to expose the brutal job head coach Jack Del Rio has done in Jacksonville. TEXANS.

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