Rivals.com - Fact or Fiction: Texas will upset Oklahoma this weekend
football Edit

Fact or Fiction: Texas will upset Oklahoma this weekend

In today’s Fact or Fiction national columnist Mike Farrell looks at three big recent topics in college football and decides whether each statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.

*****

MORE FACT OR FICTION: QB Devin Brown is on flip watch from USC to Ole Miss

MAKING THE CASE: Xavier Nwankpa

CLASS OF 2022 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

CLASS OF 2023 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

RIVALS TRANSFER TRACKER: Stories/coverage | Message board

RIVALS CAMP SERIES: Info/coverage on 2021 camp series

*****


1. Texas will upset Oklahoma this weekend.  

Spencer Rattler
Spencer Rattler (AP Images)

Farrell’s take: FACT. The Oklahoma offensive line is bad and the Sooners can’t run the football or protect Spencer Rattler. And the Texas offense is coming alive, so I see this as a high-scoring game with Rattler falling short of leading a fourth-quarter comeback.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH OKLAHOMA FANS AT SOONERSCOOP.COM

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH TEXAS FANS AT ORANGEBLOODS.COM

*****

2. Ed Orgeron loses his job after this weekend.  

Ed Orgeron
Ed Orgeron

Farrell’s take: FICTION. Believe it or not there has been chatter than if Orgeron loses to Kentucky this weekend he could be gone — which is ridiculous. I actually think LSU rallies around its coach and wins this game outright, but even with a loss he won’t be fired midseason.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH LSU FANS AT TIGERDETAILS.COM

*****

3. Michigan will remain undefeated this weekend.   

Cade McNamara
Cade McNamara (AP Images)

Farrell’s take: FACT. The small line in the Michigan-Nebraska game indicates it should be closer than many expect. The Huskers are playing better football all around, but I don’t think this is the week Michigan falls. The Wolverines will lose more than a couple games this season, but the rushing attack will be too much for a solid Nebraska defense and the Wolverines will pull out at squeaker.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH MICHIGAN FANS AT THEWOLVERINE.COM

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH NEBRASKA FANS AT HUSKERONLINE.COM