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College Football Musings from the Train: The week before OU/Texas

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10) Oklahoma Sleepwalks

Ugh.

In a game that everyone but OU coaches and players dubbed a classic trap game, the Sooners defeated TCU in ugly yet oddly clean fashion 20-17 Saturday night. OU’s defense was suffocating in the first half, holding TCU to under 20 total yards and not allowing a first down. However, the Sooners did their best to allow the Horned Frogs back into the game thanks to a terrible 3rd quarter offense and a ridiculous error on a pooch kick. OU did figure it out in the 4th quarter with a long touchdown run by Brennan Clay and Blake Bell doing things with his legs that no Sooner quarterback has done since 2001.

College Football Musings from the Train: The return of Sooner Magic and Chokie State

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Giggity giggity.

What an entertaining weekend of college football. It seemed like the early aughts. Bob Stoops won a big game and OSU choked on the road. 

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10) Sooners exorcized the demons

The Sooners started off fast, especially on the defensive side of the ball, and beat Notre Dame for the first time in too goddamn long 35-21. Bolstered by two interceptions in the opening minutes, including a pick six by the player formerly known as Corey Nelson (because that guy wearing number 7 isn’t the same Corey Nelson I have come to know and loath), the Sooner shot out to an early two touchdown lead and never looked back.

College Football Musings from the Train: The Bye Week

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When your only job is to cover college football season, specifically OU and OSU, and neither team plays, and the college football schedule was what it was Saturday, you mail it in. I spent two days trying to think of 10 topics to discuss, none of which related to OU and OSU’s play on the field, and it wasn’t happening. Alas, I bring you 10 musings minus 3.

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7) College football took a break this week

The week that wasn’t. One top 25 matchup. Two single digit spreads in games featuring a top 25 team. Four top 25 teams scoring at least 70 points. Savannah State was a 60 point dog for the third time in 2 years, and Miami covered even with a limited, twelve minute fourth quarter  (just stop playing football and go home, drunk Savannah State football team). Three other top 25 teams won by 45 plus points. College Gameday was in Fargo for God’s sake. You know Fargo, that hotbed of college football for players who weren’t good enough to walk on at Wyoming or Minnesota.

No OU.

No OSU.

College Football Musings from the Train: Week Three

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So I’ve been busy this past week and haven’t watched TV, surfed the World Wide Web, or turned on the radio. Or talked to any person in the state of Oklahoma. What’s the new word? Anything exciting going on in the area? So did that article about the OSU football atrocities have any legs? Oh … oh really …

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10) OSU dismantled Lamar

I mean, what do you say about the Cowboys destroying a horribly over-matched FCS team in the home opener 59-3? That this was just another step on the road to a national championship? That this huge home opener will propel OSU to a second conference championship in three years? I guess Poke fan wants me to say who great the offense looked and how the defense held the mighty Cardinals to 3 points.

Gravy Train’s OU / OSU Football Power Poll: Week Two

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Welcome to my weekly OU / OSU Football Power Poll, or as most of you call it, the one post that includes pics of college girls. This week OU beat West Virginia in a strange win that felt like a loss, and OSU won its first road game against UTSA. That’s the University of Texas at San Antonio. Embarrassing.

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10) Trevor Knight …

Well, at least Trevor Knight the OU quarterback is now the first thing that comes up when you perform a Google image search of his name. 

How is this guy the best passer on the team? And he isn’t even scanning the entire field. He has to make a single read. The coaches have dumbed down the pass plays so much, he looks to one side of the field, then either throws a bad pass, or scrambles. I know he is young and needs time to develop, but against two average at best defenses, his completion percentage is under 50% with just over 200 total passing yards in both games … combined.

Of course, we all know how the “Knight” ended, with a good old fashioned …