College Football: Week 8 Games to Watch

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The Big Ten is back and dominates the Week 8 slate of games with several high profile matchups. The Big 12 also has a few big games to keep an eye on, but football fans across the country will have their first taste of normal when it comes to college football in 2020. Wisconsin vs Illinois Date: Friday, Oct. 23 Time: 8 p.m. ET TV: BTN Spread: Wisconsin -19.5 The opening game for the Big Ten features a rematch of arguably the Big Ten’s biggest upset last season with Illinois taking on Wisconsin. Unfortunately for the Badgers they will be without incumbent starter Jack Coan at quarterback after he suffered a foot injury a couple weeks ago. That leaves the door open for highly touted recruit Graham Mertz

College Football: NFL Draft prospects to watch week 8

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The slate of games is not as strong last week, but there are plenty of top prospects taking the field on week 8. Here's a look at players to keep an eye on as these games unfold. Illinois vs. Wisconsin Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR – Illinois Isaiahh Loudermilk, IDL – Wisconsin Josh Imatorbhebhe does not get the looks of some the big-name receivers in the Big Ten, but he should as a true No. 1 for an Illinois team on the rise. Imatorbhebhe is aggressive and physical at the catch point often outmuscling defensive backs at the top of his routes to generate separation and win in contested catch situations. He lacks a second gear and will need to continue to improve his route running

Big 12 football predictions - Week 6

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Hey hey hey! It's that time of the year again. The day that most Oklahomans and Texans look forward to and plan their whole day around. It's the Red River Shootout! The most exciting rivalry in football and it's at 11 a.m. here in CST because why wouldn't it be? Other than that, we got two more games of Big 12 football to predict here so lets get to it! #22 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma You could argue that because Oklahoma has lost the last two and Texas has come away with very close wins that should've been losses, that this is a toss up game. And you're absolutely right, very intuitive reader! I have no clue who should win each of

Oklahoma football falls apart in Ames

For the first time since 1999, Oklahoma football lost two games in a row with Saturday night's 37-30 loss to Iowa State. With a current 0-2 record in conference play for the Sooners, many feel like their season has ended before it really had the chance to begin. Following the loss against Kansas State, many fans seemed hopeful the Week 2 loss would light some fire under the team. However, Oklahoma came out in Ames, Iowa on Saturday looking almost less motivated than the week before. Looking at this past weekend's game, it seems both the defense and especially the Sooner offense come out far stronger in the first half than they did after halftime. In the first possession of the game,

Oklahoma football continues its downfall

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Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma football continue to struggle after falling to Iowa State 37-30 for the Sooners' second consecutive loss in a row for the first time since 1999. This was also the first time the Sooners lost in Ames, Iowa since November of 1960. This snapped a 24-game winning streak in Ames against the Cyclones. It's no secret Oklahoma's defense struggled over the years but finishing has been a problem for the Sooners the past two games. Oklahoma led the entire game until the last minute of the third quarter when Iowa State scored off a 65-yard passing touchdown to take the lead 23-20. The Cyclones averaged over 20 yards per completion, while the Sooners averaged just 12. Defense This is Oklahoma's

Big 12 football predictions - Week 5

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WOW. What a week last week was! I predicted an upset but not the one that happened. Plus the new generation of Texas Tech fans got to experience their first heartbreak. Hopefully this week is another jam-packed week of classic Big 12 football and we get more exciting and classic games. TCU vs. #9 Texas The Longhorns have momentum after surviving their battle in Lubbock, Texas, so expect them to go on a little run here. How long will this momentum last? That I couldn't tell you. I could see the Longhorns possibly heading to the Big 12 Championship game, but you never know in this conference. Does TCU pull the upset? It can if it plays really well, which isn't that

College football Week 5 NFL Draft prospects

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Heading into Week 5 of the college football season, there are some top NFL Draft prospects in action on Saturday with several key conference matchups taking place. Texas A&M vs Alabama Bobby Brown III, IDL – Texas A&M Jaylen Waddle, WR – Alabama Texas A&M has a history of producing NFL defensive line prospects, and Bobby Brown III will look to keep that trend alive in 2021. Brown is a stout 315 pounds along the Aggie front where he has shown excellent lower body strength and anchoring ability. He will likely be relegated to a 0 or 1 tech at the next level due to his lack of pass rush ability outside of a straight bull rush. If he can show an improved motor

Oklahoma football must win against Iowa State

Oklahoma football has not lost back-to-back games since 1998. Saturday's matchup against Iowa State will keep that streak or set a new mark. Last week's loss to Kansas State not only sent the Sooners back 15 spots in the polls but proved there is never a time to let off the gas pedal until that final whistle blows. Oklahoma was up 28-7 with a little over six minutes left in the third quarter against the Wildcats. Kansas State scored 31 points in a quarter and a half to beat the Sooners. Now Oklahoma heads to Ames, Iowa for another trap game. Iowa State has only beaten the Sooners six times and tied twice, while Oklahoma beat Iowa State 76 times. Last year,

College Football Week 5 Games To Watch

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Major upsets have already shown up through the first few weeks. With several key matchups in college football Week 5, will there be more shake up in major conferences? Let's take a look at this week's games to watch. South Carolina vs. Florida Date: Saturday, Oct. 3 Time: Noon ET TV: ESPN Spread: Florida -18.5 Florida looked strong out of the gate with an impressive win against Ole Miss. South Carolina also looked improved from last year albeit in a loss to Tennessee. Both teams will face a step up in competition on the defensive side of the ball, but with playmakers like Kyle Pitts and Shi Smith on the field, points will still be found. At this point, Florida simply has more talent at key positions on

Oklahoma football needs to regroup vs. Iowa State

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After Oklahoma football suffered a devastating loss for the second year in a row to the Kansas State Wildcats, the Sooners are heading to Ames, Iowa this weekend to take on the Iowa State Cyclones. Following the Sooners' lackluster performance last weekend, many fans are wondering what will be next for OU. After a press conference with Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch where he stated the defense is not "elite" and nowhere near performing at the level it should be, it is uncertain how the Sooner D will take the field this upcoming weekend. Iowa State gave Oklahoma problems in the past, more specifically last year when the Cyclones came back and almost beat the Sooners. OU's defense needs to come out