Less Than Quick Reaction: Tulane

All is well that ends well right? The Sooners sure looked like they had an Ohio State hangover in the first half. Tulane’s option attack was tricky and moved the ball early on the Sooners, with the Wave holding a 14-7 lead early. However, OU hit back in a huge way, rattling off 49 unanswered points to win comfortably.

– Option football is just so brutal to watch OU defend. I guess it’s karma from the Wishbone era, but for some reason running quarterbacks always give OU fits.

– CeeDee Lamb’s ejection might be one of the worst targeting ejections of all time. It’s damn shame too; he was having a career day with two touchdowns and 131 yards. Ejection or not, this kid is going to be the next big receiver here in Norman (late take, but still true).

– Parnell Motley continues to be one of the biggest breakout pieces for the Sooners this year. After grabbing a crucial pick last weekend, Motley doubled up yesterday with a stunning 75 yard pick-6. The DC native is filling a roll at cornerback that has been sorely lacking in recent seasons, and honestly is a huge part in the defensive unit’s resurgence.

– Baker was good again, but his performance wasn’t as efficient as previous games. We’re getting spoiled.

MVP: Baker again I guess? It’s hard to top 4 touchdowns and 331 yards. It would have been Lamb, but the ejection kinda took that away from him.

LVP: My dumbass for putting money on Kansas State to cover 4 points against Vandy. My hatred for them burns with the passion of a thousand suns now. I hope OU burns Manhattan, Kansas to the ground and salts the earth on which it stood.

And no, i’m not going too far!

Up Next: On the road again, facing 0-3 Baylor in Waco. My, have times changed.

Around the Big 12: Week 3

Last Week: 5-4

Overall: 5-4

Good week for the Big 12! Considering the shit week Texas (they didn’t deserve to appear last week) and Baylor (re-upped shit week) had in week 1, this week has the league pointed in the right direction. As i’m sure you know, OU continued to carry the league this week with an enormous win at Ohio State (31-16). However, don’t over look the big win from TCU over Arkansas in Fayetteville (28-7). For a conference unfairly seen as Oklahoma and the Nine Dwarfs, TCU taking out a solid SEC team by three touchdowns on their own field is a big deal. Stacking these two big wins is a good start, but the Big 12 can really build on the resume in Week 3 as many teams take this show on the road.

#9 Oklahoma State @ Pittsburgh (anOSU -13.5)

Yeeeeah Oklahoma State had no issue with South Alabama last week. Come at me, @FreezingColdTakes. anOSU brings a great offense and more than a serviceable defense into Heinz Field, where they’ll meet a Pitt team reeling after a rough loss at Penn State. Unfortunately for Pitt, this is a bad team to come home to. OSU 42-13

Kansas @ Ohio (OHIO -8.0)

Sorry for jinxing you last week KU. It doesn’t get better this week. OHIO 17-7

Delaware State @ West Virginia (No line)

It’s cupcake szn in West Virginia! This one is gonna be very, very, very ugly. WVU 63-3

Iowa State @ Akron (ISU -10)

Seriously, WHY DO YOU NEED TO GO TO AKRON, IOWA STATE? YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS. God, I hate the fucking Big 12. ISU 21-10

Baylor @ Duke (DUKE -14.0)

I KNEW IT BAYLOR. I WANTED TO, BUT I COULDN’T. YOU STILL BLEW IT. UTSA?? DEAR GOD. THIS IS WORSE THAN THE DEATH PENALTY. THAT WOULD HAVE AT LEAST BEEN A CLEAN, MERCIFUL DEATH. NOW YOU HAVE TO ROT AWAY WITH NOTHING BUT C.A.B. FLAGS TO DRY YOUR TEARS. DUKE 45-10.

(PS. See y’all next week. Get the Vitek’s ready.)

SMU @ #20 TCU (TCU -18.0)

Iron Skillet time! The lamest rivalry with the dopest trophy is back for another edition. every once in awhile, SMU shows up and plays TCU tough. I think it’ll be tight for a half, before TCU’s offense picks up steam to close it out. TCU 28-13

#18 Kansas State @ Vanderbilt (KSU -4.0)

Gamblers, lock this shit right now. K-State, always disrespected is getting 4 points on a lesser team? Not only that, but in a venue that will probably be split with how well K-State travels. The Wildcats put away Vandy easily. KSU 24-10

Arizona State @ Texas Tech (TTU -7.5)

All the points! You get a touchdown, you get a touchdown! This one will be a firework show in Lubbock. Strap in, it’ll be fun. TTU 56-52

Texas @ #4 USC (USC -16.5)

Texas is back folks! Well, at least back to being in this column. Tom Herman has a knack for winning big games, but Southern Cal in the Coliseum is just too much. USC 38-27

Tulane @ #2 Oklahoma (OU -33.5)

Fresh off the big win in the Horseshoe, will the Sooners come out hot against Tulane? Of course. This one is easy. OU 52-3

Game Week: Tulane @ #2 Oklahoma

Alright we are back in Norman and ready for a stretch of more cupcakes! After last week’s thrilling win, the Sooners get an easy one in Norman against the Tulane Green Wave. This one would be more interesting if we were playing at Tulane in New Orleans, but after Columbus my bank account is thankful for the breather.

Who Are the Green Wave?

tulaneTulane is a team from the lower end of the American Conference from New Orleans. They are 1-1, with last week’s game ending in a narrow loss at Navy, so maybe Tulane is on somewhat of a rise. But what you really should know is that this is their alternate logo:

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LOOK AT THIS LIL GUY. BE CAREFUL, HE MIGHT YELL AT YOU WITH HIS LIL MEGAPHONE OR SPLASH YOU WITH HIS LIL FIST!

Last Time We Met: Never

Oh shit new opponent! Thank god, I didn’t want to spend too much time writing this one.

Why You Should Care:

It’s a night game in Oklahoma! We don’t have many games in general, but with recent years featuring more and more 11 AM kickoffs, why not show up and tailgate all day or drink on the Corner? Plus tickets are cheaper than Pay-Per-View, so why the hell not watch a solid Sooner win.