A Closer Look At How To Bet The Oklahoma Sooners Vs Texas Longhorns College Football Week 6 Spread

Oklahoma Sooners 2014 Betting Preview

After an impressive 11-2 season in 2013 and a win over national power Alabama in the Sugar Bowl ended the Sooners season on a high note. Can Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners carry the wave of momentum into the 2014 season?

“There’s quite a few more significant in my eyes,” Coach Bob Stoops said about that win over Bama. “So I’m not sure. It’s not time to rank anything but in the end I’ve got several that are ahead of that one.”

Oddsmakers have the Sooners listed at +1000 to win the 2014 College Football Championship.

Overall the 2014 season looks promising for the Sooners. Lucily their toughest games take place at home against Baylor, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State. They are projected to compete in the inaugural four-team playoff, and Sooner fans feel OU can win it all.

NCAA College Football Future Odds For the Oklahoma Sooners

  • Week 1 Odds: Louisiana Tech vs Oklahoma -37.5
  • To Win The 2014/2015 College Football Championship: +1000
  • To Win the Big 12: -250
  • Regular Season Wins: Over/Under 10.5.

How Will Oklahoma’s Offense Perform in 2014?

The Oklahoma Sooners football team comes into 2014 with the most hype since the Sam Bradford era. After an impressive offensive performance from Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, that should come as no surprise. But with nine returning starters, it’s the defense that is poised to be the more dominant side of the ball for the Sooners this season. Eric Striker, Charles Tapper and Zach Sanchez are all returning, and have all been pegged as pre-season candidates for national awards.

Coach Bob Stoops still has a question mark under center. After an injury marred season in 2013 QB Trevor Knight still has to prove that he can consistently run Oklahoma’s offense as well as he did in the Sugar Bowl, and there are plenty of pieces around him that need to develop into true playmakers.

“I know what I can do and how I can play,” Knight said. “I just have to do it week in, week out. It’s not always going to turn out just as perfectly as that game, but it’s having the mindset of working as hard as you can and having fun and playing to the best of your ability.”

For Knight to succeed, wide out Sterling Shepard, who recorded 540 yards and 6 TDs in 2013, needs to step up his game.

Sophomore running backs Alex Ross and Keith Ford need to step into the shoes of Brennan Clay and Damien Williams, both are now in the NFL.

How Will Oklahoma’s Defense Perform in 2014?

Oklahoma’s best bet to qualify for the inaugural four-game playoffs is their defense, especially their front seven, which is arguably the best in the Big 12 Conference.

The unit’s biggest strengths are rooted in the heart of the defense in linebackers Eric Strike and Dominique Alexander (the Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2013 who had 80 tackles last season.)

Oklahoma Sooners 2014 Schedule:

  • Saturday, August 30 vs Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM ET
  • Saturday, September 6 @ Tulsa 12:00 PM ET ABC ESPN
  • Saturday, September 13 vs Tennessee 8:00 PM ET ABC ESPN
  • Saturday, September 20 @ West Virginia TBD
  • Saturday, October 4 @ TCU TBD
  • Saturday, October 11 vs Texas* TBD
  • Saturday, October 18 vs Kansas State TBD
  • Saturday, November 1 @ Iowa State TBD
  • Saturday, November 8 vs Baylor TBD
  • Saturday, November 15 @ Texas Tech TBD
  • Saturday, November 22 vs Kansas TBD
  • Saturday, December 6 vs Oklahoma State TBD

Oklahoma Sooners Final Analysis

The Sooners weren’t in the national spotlight during the regular season, but wins over Oklahoma State and Alabama in the Sugar Bowl has put the NCAA Div I on alert. This team has the tools to win week in and week out.

2014 Oklahoma Sooners Projected Offenseive Starters

QB

Trevor Knight-So (6-1, 201)

 

FB

Aaron Ripkowski-Sr (6-1, 257)

 

RB

Keith Ford-So (5-11, 206)

 

WR

Jordan Smallwood-RFr (6-2, 212)

 

WR

Sterling Shepard-Jr (5-10, 195)

 

WR

Durron Neal-Jr (5-11, 201)

 

TE

Taylor McNamara-So (6-5, 245)

 

OT

Tyrus Thompson-Sr (6-5, 336)

 

OG

Adam Shead-Sr (6-4, 339)

 

C

Ty Darlington-Jr (6-2, 286)

 

OG

Nila Kasitati-Jr (6-4, 315)

 

OT

Daryl Williams-Sr (6-6, 329)

 

K

Mike Hunnicutt-Sr (6-1, 178)

 

2014 Oklahoma Sooners Projected Defensive Starters

DE

Chuka Ndulue-Sr (6-3, 289)

 

DT

Jordan Phillips-Jr (6-6, 334)

 

DE

Charles Tapper-Jr (6-4, 273)

 

OLB

Dominique Alexander-So (6-0, 227)

 

MLB

Frank Shannon-Jr (6-1, 238)

 

OLB

Eric Striker-Jr (6-0, 221)

 

CB

Zack Sanchez-So (5-11, 179)

 

CB

Stanvon Taylor-So (5-10, 179)

 

SS

Quentin Hayes-Sr (6-0, 190)

 

FS

Ahmad Thomas-So (6-0, 209)

 

NB

Julian Wilson-Sr (6-2, 201)

 

P

Jed Barnett-Sr (6-2, 221)