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Betting the Big 12: Conference Championship Edition

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It’s Baylor and Oklahoma for the All the Marbles in the Big 12 (and a possible shot at the College Football Playoff)!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Oklahoma at Baylor
Will Jalen Hurts take care of business?
Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Oh, the Cowboys had a chance to make last week historic! I was 2-0 after the afternoon games, and just needed Mike Gundy and the Pokes to cover the 12 points against in-state rival Oklahoma.

Backup Quarterback Dru Brown did his best, but it was not good enough. After only trailing by a score at half, OSU only put up 3 in the second half and OU ran away with the game.

While Texas and West Virginia did their jobs, I went 2-for-3 in my picks, and am now a serviceable 48% on the year. All in all, we are still down about half our balance, but have a chance to keep this momentum going.

There is only one game on the Big 12 schedule this week – and it pits an impressive matchup, one that was an instant classic only a few weeks ago.

Here is Week 15 of Betting the Big 12

Oklahoma v Baylor
Look for Brewer to get his Revenge!
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th | #9 Baylor (11-1, 8-1) vs. #7 Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1) in Dallas, TX | 11:00 A.M. on ABC | Oklahoma -8.5

Only a few weeks ago we watched as Baylor threw up all over themselves, losing a 28-3 lead, and eventually the game to a reeling Oklahoma Sooner squad. Jalen Hurts and company went from potential after-thoughts to all-of-a-sudden-our-chances-are-good-at-making-the-playoffs good.

With that being said, OU has had stretches where they looked really bad. While on paper, they somehow lead the Big 12 in total offense AND defense, they were outscored by a margin of 51-10 in 3 of successive quarters between 2 games, and barely scraped by ISU, Baylor and TCU in successive weeks.

Baylor on the other hand, have taken no prisoners. While their margins of victory have been less than stellar, they do it the old-fashioned way – with good defense and solid fundamental football. Quarterback Charlie Brewer has the potential (and receiving threats) to hang with the Sooners, and the defense will slow down OU’s where-has-it-been-all-year rushing attack.

Oklahoma v Kansas State
The OU running attack is Full Steam Ahead!
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

For some reason I just think Lincoln Riley and company are going to take care of business. They are playing for style points, and making a statement for the College Football Playoff Committee. I have said it all year, and I still think BU is the epitome of the 2015 Iowa Football Season – “College Football’s Fake ID.”

I’ll take the Sooners, eat the 8.5 points, and lay em large for $250k. Hop along for the ride!

2019 WRNL College Football Betting Results

Begin the Year with $1,000,000

Week 1: 2 for 3, PLUS $80k

Week 2: 1 for 3, MINUS $65k

Week 3: 2 for 3, MINUS $560k

Week 4: 0 for 2, MINUS $450k

The Milton Brothers from Monopoly lent us $500k more to play with.. Haha

Week 5: 0 for 2, Minus $220k

Week 6: 1 for 2, Minus $10k

Week 7: 1 for 2, Minus $60k

Week 8: 0 for 3, Minus $165k

Week 9: 0 for 1, MINUS $45k

My main Monopoly Man is so nice he gave us $500k more. Lets just hope he doesn’t break my other leg

Week 10: 1 for 2, PLUS $45k

Week 11: 2 FOR 2, PLUS $350k

Week 12: 1 for 2, PLUS $90k

Week 13: 2 for 2, Plus $100k

Week 14: 2 for 3, MINUS $75k

Running Total, 15 for 31 (48% Correct), $1.010M Balance, Started with $2M