2010 College Football Week 5 Predictions: With the beginning of 2010 College Football Week 5 only one day away, I will attempt to make a few early predictions and picks. There are some big games this week including a couple of Top-Ten matchups plus the Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma.
The first Saturday in October is synonymous with "The Red River Rivalry" , the game played between the University of Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma University Sooners at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. This game almost always establishes the front runner in the BIG 12 Conference. While this game might not carry the national implications of past years, it's still Texas/Oklahoma. After Texas' loss at home to UCLA people can't get off the Longhorns band wagon fast enough. SBGglobal.com oddsmakers favor the Sooners by -3 1/2. I couldn't disagree more – I like the Longhorns getting 3 1/2.
Texas A&M and Oklahoma State should get Week-5 of the 2010 college football season off right as the feature Thursday (7:30 pm ET) ESPN game, at T Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Ok. Plenty of scoring should be in store for the game as OSU and A&M send two of the nations best offenses head to head. The Pokes are listed on the SBGglobal.com college football board as 3-chalk favorites with a posted 67 total. I expect a track meet in this game but I do like the Cowboys to win and cover -3.
Alabama will again put its number-one ranking on the line Saturday night (8:05 pm, CBS) when it hosts seventh ranked Florida at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. SBGglobal.com lists the Crimson Tide as 8-chalk favorites in this one. I like the Gators +8 in this one.
Something will have to give when No. 4 Oregon and 9 Stanford rumble at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday (8 pm, ABC). These top-10 schools look like two speeding locomotives about to collide on the same track. SBG Global has Oregon favored by -7 with a 65 1/2 total. It's these teams offenses that get all the attention but I look for the defenses to step up in this game. We could have a high scoring contest and still have the total fall UNDER 65 1/2 combined points.
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