Houston Football: Coming off another playoff appearance, the high-powered Oklahoma Sooners open their 2019 season on Sunday night they host the Houston Cougars. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET from Memorial Stadium.
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College Football 2019
Date : Today, 2019
The Sooners went undefeated at home last season on their way to an 11-1 mark in the regular season. They avenged their lone loss by beating Texas in the Big 12 championship game to earn their second consecutive College Football Playoff berth and third overall. Meanwhile, Houston starts a new era following an 8-5 campaign, after which it parted ways with former coach Major Applewhite and brought in Dana Holgorsen from West Virginia.
The Sooners are 23-point favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 80 in the latest Houston vs. Oklahoma odds. Before finalizing your Oklahoma vs. Houston picks, look at the college football predictions from SportsLine analyst Tom Fornelli.
The CBS national writer has posted a wallet-fattening 216-179 record on his popular “Six Pack” college football column the past four years. He also has demonstrated his expertise on every sport for SportsLine members. He’s had a keen eye for the tendencies of these programs and is coming off a season that saw him go 5-0 on against the spread picks involving Oklahoma.
His final winner came in the postseason when he advised SportsLine members to back Oklahoma (+14.5) against top-seeded Alabama. He predicted the Sooners would have to withstand an early onslaught, but behind Heisman winner Kyler Murray, would still have enough firepower to cover a two-touchdown spread. That’s exactly what happened as Oklahoma rallied in the second half before coming up short in the 45-34 loss. Anyone who followed Fornelli’s advice pocketed another winner and those who have consistently followed him are way up.
Although Applewhite led the program to winning records and bowl berths in his two full seasons, the Houston administration stated that it was looking for a coach who would consistently lead the program to conference titles and potentially contend for a playoff berth.