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No Surprise - Experts Predicting OU To Bowout Colorado

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  1. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    #11 OKLAHOMA VS COLORADO
    Rushing
    Passing
    Points
    TO’s
    ST​
    COLORADO89
    188
    12
    2.5
    -​
    OKLAHOMA
    197
    308
    37
    2.0
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    LAST 13 YEAR MATCHUPS
    Last week the Sooners became the latest victim of the #1 jinx as they allowed a 86 yd opening KR TD and also had 3 key TO’s in the loss to Missouri. Colorado HC Hawkins is clearly on the hot seat after losing 3 straight games following their win over Georgia a month ago. Last week CU blew a 10 pt 2H lead as QB Hansen was injured in the 1H and was replaced by Hawkins who threw for 274 yds (51%) with a 2-0 ratio and he will probably get the start here. The last time these two met was in 2007 and Colorado got the upset as a 3 TD underdog as they rallied from a 24-7 3Q deficit and got a 45 yd FG on the final play as the Sooners were clearly looking ahead to Texas. The Buffaloes have lost 15 straight games outside the state of Colorado and get a fired up Oklahoma team who should win easily here.
    PHIL’S FORECAST : OKLAHOMA 45 COLORADO 0


    http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2010/Oct10/DBOct27.html


    Colorado (3-4) at (11) Oklahoma (6-1)



    Saturday, October 30th, 9:15 p.m. (et)

    The Sports Network
    By Scott Haynes, Senior College Football Editor
    GAME NOTES: After winning their first six games of the season, the Oklahoma Sooners are in unfamiliar territory, as they attempt to bounce back from their first loss with this weekend's home matchup against the Colorado Buffaloes.
    Bob Stoops' squad was sitting atop the BCS standings just a week ago, but a 36-27 road loss at nationally-ranked Missouri has the team now 11th in the current top-25 and ninth in the BCS. Despite the loss, Oklahoma still sits in good shape in the Big 12 South Division at 2-1. The team is tied with Oklahoma State and just a game behind Baylor (3-0).
    Dan Hawkins' time in Boulder may be coming to a close. Colorado has struggled to remain consistently competitive in the Big 12 and this year is no different. The team is 3-4 overall and has yet to post a league win, sitting in the basement of the Big 12 North with Kansas at 0-3.
    Oklahoma holds a 39-17-2 advantage in the all-time series with Colorado. The Sooners had won five straight in the series before the Buffaloes finally broke through with a victory in the last outing in 2007 (27-24).
    With starting QB Tyler Hansen going down to injury, coach Hawkins has opened himself up for criticism, as he has anointed his son Cody to the position for the foreseeable future. The younger Hawkins started his career under center in Boulder, but inconsistent play forced a change. He has completed 38-of-68 passes this season in limited duty, for 407 yards and two TDs, but may be in over his head in the frenzied atmosphere in Norman this week.
    Cody Hawkins believes he has learned a lot throughout his career in Boulder and has always given great effort.
    "I think I've stuck to my guns. I think I've been the same person throughout, but I think, too, that I'm miles and miles from where I was when I first showed up here. I think I've grown since I've been here. If you talk all the time, you have to know when to talk. That's something I've learned. I think I've come into my own as far as being a leader. I do know this: I've given it everything I had and my dad's been the same. I really don't care what's being said about me as long as they don't rip my effort."
    The Buffs may be best served to lean heavily on tailback Rodney Stewart, who is averaging just over 4.2 yards per carry and 93 yards per game. When Hawkins does go down the field, Scotty McKnight (31 receptions, 338 yards, three TDs) and Toney Clemons (26 receptions, 317 yards, one TD) will be the likely targets.
    The Buffaloes are yielding just over 380 yards of total offense per game, but that number will be taken to task by the hometown Sooners, who want to make someone pay for last week's loss.
    To make matters worse, sophomore LB Jon Major, the team's leading tackler (57), is sidelined with a knee injury and will not play in this game. It will be up to players like senior LB Michael Sipili (49 tackles, 5.0 TFLs) and senior CB Jalil Brown (22 tackles, three INTs) to step up.
    The Sooners racked up just over 400 yards of offense last weekend in Columbia, but it wasn't enough to remain unbeaten on the season. The OU offense has certainly had its share of success in 2010, averaging 34.7 ppg and 450.3 yards of total offense.
    Sophomore QB Landry Jones has played extremely well in leading a passing attack ranked among the nation's best at 303.0 ypg. Jones has completed 66.8 percent of his throws, for 2,094 yards, with 17 TDs and just five INTs.
    It certainly helps to have one of the nation's most reliable and big play guys on the outside in Ryan Broyles. The 5-11 junior has hauled in 69 passes already, going for 810 yards and five TDs.
    The ground game is effective as well, churning out 147.3 yards per game. Tailback DeMarco Murray is the source of most of that production, averaging 101.7 yards per game. Murray has 712 yards on the ground thus far and is responsible for 11 of the team's 15 rushing scores on the year.
    It has not been a typical Oklahoma defense this season and last week's display at Missouri was certainly evidence of that. The Sooners allowed the hometown Tigers to amass 486 yards of offense, including 308 through the air.
    The numbers on the season have been mediocre at best, with OU allowing 21.4 ppg, on 389.6 yards of total offense.
    There is still star power on that side of the football for Oklahoma, starting with All-American candidate Travis Lewis at the linebacker position. Patrolling the middle of the field, Lewis has notched a team-high 67 tackles this season, with 4.0 TFLs and one INT. Safeties Jonathan Nelson (53 tackles, one INT) and Quinton Carter (44 tackles, two INTs) have performed well in the secondary, while All-American candidate Jeremy Beal (32 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, 6.0 sacks) headlines the play along the defensive line.
    Stoops knows that Colorado remains dangerous despite the team's sub par record.
    "Even though they're 3-4, it is very obvious when you watch them play that they're a much better football team than that. The last two losses they've had were very tight, close games against Texas Tech and Baylor. Cody Hawkins at quarterback is a guy that, as a freshman four years ago, beat us. We're very aware of what he's capable of and how he plays. They're a team whose offense is good and balanced, good running backs, good schemes. Defensively, very aggressive in how they've played."
    The truth however, is that the Buffaloes are out-numbered on both sides of the football. The Sooners will certainly take advantage in Norman in what should be a lopsided win for the home team. Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Oklahoma 41, Colorado 20

    http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/...&page=cfoot/scores/live/preview.aspx?id=28101
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    41-20 is not a road blow-out by our standards.
     
  3. buffsyko

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    That's only 3 more plays...
     
  4. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    There is absolutely positively no way Colorado scores 20 points in Norman on Saturday.
     
  5. PhillyBuff

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    nice :thumbsup:
     
  6. Del

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    Oh no we suck again!
     
  7. InTheBuff

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  8. Buffalo Brad

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    I do not think we even sniff 20 pts. I am guessing 7 to 10. We get our TD after they are up by more than 30.
     
  9. CUFan

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    I think more like 6. We go for two and fail. I am also not sure we can make a field goal.
     
  10. FlatironsBuff

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    I would take OU and give the points. I think OU will win by 40. Have to make a case for getting back in the MNC hunt. Might was well start with CU. Would not be surprised to see OU win by 50-60.
     
  11. OUBuff

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    That is well within moral victory range. :woot:

    Includes a missed XP too... can it get any better?
     
  12. Junction

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    We actually needed a thread to tell us this???? :huh:
     
  13. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Why would OU bowout to us?
     
  14. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    What are the vegas odds?...will actually be there and maybe can make some $$ on my Buffs (betting against them that is :cry:)
     
  15. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    They will not call off the dogs in this one. You are right, they want back in the hunt and will start by putting 45 plus on us. I am sure Stoopsy is reminding them of their last trip to Boulder and beating them senseless over last weeks loss. They are going to come out pissed and all business. Stoops also knows Dan is done so it will not bother him to lay it on thick. More reasons, nat tv, night game, road game.....the reasons for a blowout are too many to count. I will have the whisky close at hand for this one because I am going to want to be numb during it.
     
  16. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    But, but , but I thought Mizzou exposed OU's flaws for us?
     
  17. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Glad Phil agrees with me, I've been predicting 45-0 as well. I just don't see how we score in this one
     
  18. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Kyle Ringo predicted a CU victory. First time I have seen Kyle do that when CU has been a big Dog in a game. Said something strange was in the air so he picked CU.

    I think it could be bad.
     

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