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College Football Betting Preview: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes

September 16, 2023


The 2-0 Oklahoma Sooners will travel to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. 

Oklahoma enters this game with a record of 2-0 following wins at home against the Arkansas State Red Wolves by a score of 73-0 and against the SMU Mustangs by a score of 28-11 while the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a win at home against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions by a score of 42-7 and a loss on the road against the Washington Huskies by a score of 10-43. 

Will the Sooners win in a rout at home or can the Hurricanes keep the game closer than Vegas projects? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season. 

The Oklahoma Sooners enter this game ranked 19th in the AP Poll and 16th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 2-0 following a 28-11 win at home against the SMU Mustangs while covering the 16-point spread in week 2 of the college football season. Oklahoma scored 28 points while compiling 365 total yards offensively which included 176 passing yards and 189 rushing yards while allowing 11 points and 367 total yards defensively which included 250 passing yards and 117 rushing yards. 

Dillon Gabriel led the team in passing, completing 19 of 27 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns while adding 20 rushing yards. Tawee Walker led the team in rushing with 21 carries for 117 yards while adding three receptions for 25 yards. Andrel Anthony led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Tulsa enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 10-43 loss on the road against the Washington Huskies while covering the 34-point spread as a road underdog in week 2 of the college football season. The Golden Hurricanes scored 10 points while compiling 318 total yards offensively which included 150 passing yards and 168 rushing yards while allowing 43 points and 563 total yards defensively which included 454 passing yards and 109 rushing yards. 

Michael Penix Jr. led the team in passing, completing 28 of 38 attempts for 409 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 11 yards. Will Nixon led the team in rushing with six carries for 30 yards while adding two receptions for 25 yards. Jalen McMillan led the team in receiving, catching eight of nine targets for 120 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Oklahoma Sooners listed as 28.5-point favorites on the road against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. Oklahoma has won nine of the last ten including the previous nine matchups in a row while going 6-3-1 in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Oklahoma is 2-0 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS as a favorite while the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes are 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this year.

Oklahoma is the more talented team and has been the better team in the series, winning the previous nine matchups in a row. The Sooners are 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oklahoma Sooners -28 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday. 

Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -28