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Submitted by Jim Hurley on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: HOLIDAY WEEKEND HAS KEY  SUNDAY NITE SHOWDOWN AS HOUSTON VS. #4 OKLAHOMA TAKES CENTER STAGE ...

NFL NOTEBOOK: HERE'S SOME KEY SPREAD STATS REGARDING SEASON OPENERS

The hits just keep on comin'! College Football's first full weekend of action really heated up on Saturday with a grand total of 57 games ... but you gotta wait till Sunday night to find out about the country's fourth-ranked squad (and the Big 12 Conference favorite) - the Oklahoma Sooners.

Sure, the Sooners have banged out back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners the past two years in quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray (2018).Plus, OU's won a grand total of 46 games the past four years but winning in the College Football Playoffs has been elusive: Losses to Clemson (2015 Orange Bowl), to Georgia in double-overtime (2017 Rose Bowl) and to Alabama (2018 Orange Bowl) have left a sour taste in Boomer Sooner mouths. Maybe this season will end differently for Oklahoma - but it begins here.

 

On Sunday Nite, it's ... HOUSTON at #4 OKLAHOMA -- 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Mucho storylines here in Norman where one-time Alabama QB Jalen Hurts takes the reigns for the Sooners - note that he's one of the top six choices to win this year's Heisman Trophy, according to the all-knowing Las Vegas folks - while there's a new sheriff in town for the Houston Cougars: Former West Virginia boss-man Dana Holgorsen would like his squad to be a giant-killer here as the visiting Cougars are 23-point underdogs and hoping QB D'Eriq King (36 TD passes, 14 TD runs last year) can keep the Coogs in the hunt here.
Spread Note - Oklahoma is a solid 16-9 ATS (against the spread) at home the past four years and the Sooners have covered six of their last nine non-conference affairs.

 

Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will bash the books this College Football season and the time to jump in is now as this weekend's card features a bunch of high-profile affairs including "stand-alone" prime-time tilts on Sunday night (that's Houston at #4 Oklahoma, see preview below) and Monday night (#9 Notre Dame at Louisville) ... and don't forget that Jim will be piling up lots of profits this NFL 2019 season too plus there's daily Major-League Baseball winners on tap. So, go ahead and get all the NFL Regular Season / NCAA Football / MLB winners right here every day at www.jimhurley.com or at our exclusive toll-free telephone # of 1-800-323-4453. Sign up today and get the special discounted prices from America's #1 Handicapper ... and you'll be glad that you did!

 

NFL NOTEBOOK

Let's take a quickie peek at how some of the NFL teams have fared spreadwise in season-opening games in recent years ...

The Buffalo Bills are 7-4 ATS in Week 1 affairs since 2008 ...
The Carolina Panthers have covered four of their last five openers ...
The Dallas Cowboys have failed to cover four of their last five openers ...
The Denver Broncos are 4-1-2 ATS in openers since 2012 ...
The Indianapolis Colts are 1-10 ATS in Week 1 games since '08 ...
The Los Angeles Chargers are 5-1-1 spreadwise in last seven openers ...
The Minnesota Vikings have covered four of their last five openers ...
The New Orleans Saints are 1-7-1 vig-wise in last nine opening games ...
The New York Giants are 2-6 in last eight opening games ...
The Philadelphia Eagles have covered five of their last six openers ...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-6-1 ATS in Week 1 tilts since 2011 ...
The Seattle Seahawks are 0-3-1 spreadwise in last four openers ...
And the Washington Redskins have lost five of their last six openers to Mr. Vig.

NOTE: There's NCAA Game Previews all weekend long right here at Jim Sez.

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