Oklahoma vs. Tulane Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Oklahoma vs. Tulane fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma (2-0) vs. Tulane (1-1) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 6:00 pm ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Network: FOX Sports Net
Now the narrative has changed.
Now, Oklahoma is the team that waxed Ohio State in Columbus, and now the idea of going to the College Football Playoff is more than just a hope, it’s a demand.
With Tulane this week, and Baylor and Iowa State to follow, getting to 5-0 shouldn’t be a problem before having to deal with Texas. But Tulane could be just plucky enough to be a problem.
After an emotional game like the Ohio State win, the last thing a good team wants to deal with is a quirky option-running team that could hang up 300 rushing yards if the defense isn’t focused.
The Green Wave are coming of a tough loss to Navy, and while the offense isn’t quite working like it’s supposed to, Oklahoma fans don’t need to be told what a triple-option attack can do.
One Reason Why Oklahoma Will Win
Tulane’s top weapon is banged up.
Kansas State transfer Jonathan Banks looked like the perfect quarterback to run the Green Wave attack, but he was hurt early on against Navy with an undisclosed injury. Johnathan Brantley led the team in rushing and threw just fine, but Banks is better.
The bigger issue for the Green Wave could be dealing with the hottest player this side of Lamar Jackson.
Baker Mayfield was fantastic against Ohio State, completing 27-of-35 passes for 386 yards and three scores. He’s been razor-sharp from the starter, but …
One Reason Why Tulane Will Win
Tulane has a pass rush, and even though it hasn’t been tested yet, it has a secondary, too.
The Green Wave cranked up seven sacks in the first two games, and helped by playing Navy, has given away just 280 passing yards in the first two games.
Mayfield makes things happen on the move, in the pocket, and everywhere else, but the Green Wave should be able to get to him a little bit.
If the offense can get the ground game going early on, and the defense can get behind the line, OU might have to work a little bit.
What’s Going To Happen
Oklahoma might be a wee bit off after all the fun and all the greatness in Columbus, but it won’t matter after a rocky first quarter.
Tulane won’t get its doors blown off, but the Sooners won’t make the mistakes needed to think about an upset. Give it a little while, and then the floodgates will finally open.
Oklahoma vs. Tulane Prediction
Oklahoma 48, Tulane 16
Oklahoma -34 o/u: 55
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