Tulane at Oklahoma - 9/4/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Tulane at Oklahoma - 9/4/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Oklahoma Sooners (0-0) vs Tulane Green Wave (0-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium)

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The 2nd ranked Oklahoma Sooners and the Tulane Green Wave will face off at Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK) this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

Oklahoma comes into this season with high expectations after as many pieces from the Sooners team that went 9-2 last season that included a Big-12 Championship and a 55-20 victory over the Florida Gators in the Cotton Bowl are back in Norman this season. Offensively, Oklahoma averaged 43.0 ppg on 494.7 total yards per game (315.0 passing yds/g; 179.7 rushing yds/g). Leading the way for the Oklahoma offense this season with QB Spencer Rattler who completed 67.5% of his passes last season for 3,031 yards, 28 TD, & 7 INT.  Oklahoma will have plenty of firepower at the receiver position as they return both Marvin Mims (37 rec, 610 yards, 9 TD) & Theo Wease (37 rec, 530 yards, 4 TD) and will have solid newcomers in Arkansas transfer, Mike Woods & incoming 5-star recruit, Mario Williams. The Oklahoma backfield will consist of Tennessee transfer Eric Gray and Kennedy Brooks.

Defensively, Oklahoma returns 9 starters from a team that held opponents to an average of 21.7 ppg on 350.6 total yards per game (245.5 passing yds/g; 105.1 rushing yds/g). Defensively, Oklahoma will be led by defenseman lineman Isaiah Thomas & Perrion Winfrey and LB Nik Bonitto.

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The Tulane Green Wave made their 4th consecutive bowl game last season after finishing the season with a 6-6 overall record, however, could not pick up the bowl win after being defeated by the Nevada Wolf Pack, 38-27, in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Offensively, Tulane had one of their better years in program history, averaging 34.7 ppg on 393.8 total yards per game (176.7 passing yds/g; 217.1 rushing yds/g). Leading the way for the Tulane offense will be their talented backfield duo of Tyjae Spears (37 att, 274 yards, 2 TD in 3 games) & Cameron Carroll (122 att, 741 yards, 12 TD). QB Michael Pratt completed 55.1% of his passes for 1806 yards, 20 TD, & 8 INT while also adding 8 rushing TD’s. The top receiving threats for the Green Wave will be WR Duece Watts (31 rec, 512 yards, 6 TD), WR Jha’Quan Jackson (31 rec, 425 yards, 8 TD), & Tyrick James (18 rec, 202 yards, 3 TD).

Defensively, Tulane allowed opponents to average 28.1 ppg on 422.0 total yards per game and really struggled at times slowing down opposing passing attacks as the Green Wave ranked just 115th in passing defense. Leading the way for the Tulane defense will be LB Marvin Moody.

The Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Green Wave are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.

Oklahoma comes into this season with National Championship hopes and rightly so as this is a talented team on both sides of the ball, however, they will need to hope that Eric Gray can pick up the production in the backfield and that Spencer Rattler can limit turnovers which hurt him at times last year. Willie Fritz has done a great job with Tulane and although they haven’t been much more than a .500 team, the Green Wave has consistently have had one of the best rushing attacks in College Football over the past few years and might have a QB that can do equal damage in the air in Michael Pratt. Tulane was delt a blow with this game getting moved to Norman because of Hurricane Ida, however, this is a team that should still be able to put up some points and as they should be able to eat up some clock with their run game, I think Tulane does enough in this one to cover with the large number of points. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Tulane Green Wave +31.5

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