Point spread provided by VietBet: Oklahoma -3
The Oklahoma Sooners face their first major test in their pursuit of another BSC title when they square-off against the Florida State Seminoles this upcoming Saturday night in Tallahassee. Kick-off is slated for 8 p.m. (ET) and the game will be broadcast nationally on ABC.
Oklahoma comes into this matchup as the undisputed top-ranked team in the country. In its only game this season, Bob Stoops’ team crushed Tulsa 47-14 as a 24.5-point home favorite. The total stayed ‘under’ the 62-point line. This one was never in question as the Sooners’ powerful offense racked-up 30 straight points to start the game before the Golden Hurricane ever knew what hit them.
Landry Jones completed 35-of-47 attempts for 375 yards and Ryan Broyles caught 14 passes for 158 yards and a score. Running back Dominique Whaley tacked on 131 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the lopsided victory.
Florida State is currently the No.5 team in the country and has serious national title hopes of its own. Jimbo Fisher’s squad cruised through its first two games with a 34-0 shutout of Louisiana-Monroe as a 30.5-point home favorite in the opener and a 62-10 rout of Charleston Southern last Saturday as a 55.5-point home favorite. The total stayed ‘under’ the 54-point line in the first game, but went ‘over’ the 67-point line last week.
E.J. Manual has thrown for 581 yards and six touchdowns, while completing 66.7 percent of his throws. Rodney Smith has led the way with 11 receptions for 155 yards, but Rashad Greene has been the prime-time player with three receptions for 126 yards and three TD’s.
The Sooners are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games and the total has stayed ‘under’ in five of their last eight games. The Seminoles are 4-2 ATS in their last six games and the total has stayed ‘under’ in seven of their last 10 games.
Last season at home, Oklahoma steamrolled Florida State 47-14 as a seven-point favorite. The total went ‘over’ the 58.5-point line. The Seminoles’ inexperienced defense had no answer for Landry and the Sooners’ relentless attack, but is confident that experience and playing in front of the home-town crowd will be the difference-maker in this one. There is no doubt that these teams are much more closely matched this time around, but the results will be the same as Oklahoma stays on track for a spot in the BCS title game with a big win on the road.
The free NCAA football pick: Oklahoma 28 Florida State 24
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