Can Win In College Station


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:28 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Nov 4, 2010 9:31 PM CDT

I&rsquo;m not that frightened about the possibility of the Sooners losing on Saturday in College Station.&#160; I don&rsquo;t know why, but I have a feeling they will win.&#160; </P>There are however, many reasons to doubt:&#160; </P>The Sooners are 16-14 on the road since starting their current 35-game home winning streak.&#160;&#160;&#160;</P>OU has averaged 43 points at home, but only 20 away from home over the last two years.&#160;</P>The Aggies have new life on offense having replaced mistake-prone quarterback Jerrod Johnson with Ryan Tannehill.</P>A&amp;M is desparate.&#160; Their bowl hopes were on life support two weeks ago and their coachs seat is as hot as&#160;anyones in the Big 12.&#160; Always be scared of talented teams who are backed into a corner.</P>And, perhaps scariest of all, Vegas has the Sooners only a 3 or 4 point favorite over a team they would be favored by 15 over in Norman.&#160; We can break down whose offense is better than the other&rsquo;s defense and who has the advantage in special teams all we want.&#160; But the boys it Vegas can predict outcomes better than anybody.&#160; They have millions riding on it.&#160;</P>But let&rsquo;s not pretend this Texas A&amp;M team is Alabama.&#160; Sure they&rsquo;ve won two straight games, but they&rsquo;ve beaten Kansas and Texas Tech who are going to finish the season on the bottom of their respective sides of the Big 12.</P>Kansas&rsquo; defense is ranked 88th in the country and Tech is 113th.&#160;&#160;Those groups will make a struggling, mistake-prone offense look like the 2009 New Orleans Saints.&#160;&#160; </P>Before the two-game win streak, the Aggies had lost three straight, but all three were to top 25 teams:&#160; 39-35 at OSU, 24-17 at home to Arkansas and 30-9 at home to Missouri.</P>I&rsquo;m going Sooners 32&#160;&#160; Aggies 24.</P>&#160;</P><BR/>