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Betting the Big 12: Week Two Edition

Week #2 of the Non-Con Cupcake Schedule coming right up!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Louisiana Tech at Texas
Texas welcome LSU for the Game of The Week!
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One week in the books – and all in all, the Big 12 Conference came through in flying colors. All teams won against non-conference foes, and to be honest – I was pleasantly surprised by some final scores. Kansas State took care of business, Texas Tech and Baylor won going away, and the cream of the crop Texas and Oklahoma each scored 45+, with OU showing why they belong among the elite.

My bets were oh so close to going 3-for-3. Okie State played on Friday night in Oregon State and won by 16, while I caught the spread at 15.5. ISU and Oklahoma both did not cover, as I won $300k and lost $220k ($200k plus 10% Juice) = therefore netting out $80k.

This week we have 8 teams playing, with ISU and TCU both carrying byes, and the big matchup of the week with LSU visiting Texas.

Here is Week 2 of Betting the Big 12.

SATURDAY September 7th GAMES

Bowling Green (1-0) at Kansas State (1-0) | 11:00 A.M. (No National TV) | Kansas State -23.5

The Chris Klieman regime has started off with a bang, as K-State tore up Nicholls State and now add Bowling Green to their cupcake schedule. I honestly have no scouting report on the BGSU Falcons, other than their 46-3 shellacking of Morgan a week ago. With that being said, I know the Wildcats run a slower tempo, and therefore see a closer margin than 3 scores.

University of Texas San Antonio (1-0) at Baylor (1-0) | 3:00 P.M. | Baylor -27

The Waco warriors absolutely dominated Stephen F. Austin last week to the tune of 56-17, and welcome in one of the best mascots known to mankind – the Road Runners of UTSA. Baylor’s offense hummed in the first half, putting up 35 points last week, and look for that to continue, as they hover right around that four-score margin.

South Dakota (0-1) at #4 Oklahoma (1-0) | 6:00 P.M. | NO LINE

Jalen Hurts’ Heisman campaign shot through the roof after his 500+ yards and 6 total touchdowns versus Houston on Sunday night. Lincoln Riley’s prowess as quarterback whisperer continues, and OU’s offense is chugging right along on the train tracks.

With that being said, I feel sorry for South Dakota. This one is going to get ugly, and fast. I don’t care what line there is (if any). If you get a chance to bet this one – go OU all the way.

Houston v Oklahoma
Can anybody say OU Heisman back-to-back-to-back?
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McNeese State (1-0) at Oklahoma State (1-0) | 6:00 P.M. CST on ESPN+ | NO LINE

Okie State looked quite impressive in their win at Beaver Stadium, running over Oregon State behind Chuba Hubbard’s 221 yards and 3 touchdowns. McNeese State will not be able to slow down the Pokes, so look for coach Gundy and his exciting offense to put up 50+ again.

University of Texas-El Paso (1-0) at Texas Tech (1-0) | 7:00 P.M. (No TV) | TTU -34

Red Raiders quarterback Alan Bowman did what most Texas Tech quarterbacks do – put up stats. He completed 40-of-53 passes last week for 436 yards, and I expect a similar output this week. That 34 points may seem like a lot, but behind coach Matt Wells and his uber-efficient offense, I see another blowout and cover by Tech.

Here are my best bets for Week One of the 2019 Season

West Virginia (1-0) at Missouri (0-1) | 11:00 A.M. on ESPN2 | Missouri -14

The Mountaineers beat top FCS foe James Madison a week ago by 7, and Missouri (better spelled as Misery) lost on the road at Wyoming. For some reason, Vegas still favors the Tigers by two scores. Am I missing something here? Or does Vegas just think an SEC school is THAT much better than WVU. Either way, I’m taking the Mountaineers here – but with about as much confidence as a junior high boy asking a girl to the school dance.

I’ll put down a small bet of $50k on WVU +14 versus Missouri.

Coastal Carolina (0-1) at Kansas (1-0) | 6:00 P.M. on ESPN+ | Kansas -9.5

The Les Miles era began with a victory (barely) over Indiana State, and has a legitimate shot at winning their first two games of the year. The Chanticleers lost to Eastern Michigan by a score a week ago, and I see this effort quite similar versus the Jayhawks. KU is the better team, but with an injured Pooka Williams don’t expect to see them winning by more than 10.

Give me the CHANTICLEERS for one Unit $100K and the 9.5 points.

#6 LSU (1-0) at #10 Texas (1-0) | 6:30 P.M. On ABC | LSU -5

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas v Georgia
Bring on Coach O and LSU!
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This is must-see television, with two smash-mouth teams facing one another in an epic matchup on Saturday in prime time. Both programs are stout up front, and you know LSU will try and run the ball down the Longhorns throat. Aside from that, the Tigers have a legitimate quarterback in Joe Burrow, but I think the better signal-caller in this game is Texas’s Sam Ehlinger.

The difference in this game is home field at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, and I expect the Longhorns to not only cover, but win the game. Tom Herman gets his boys up for the big games, and this one is no different.

I’ll take $100k (1 Unit) on Texas +5 versus LSU.

2019 WRNL College Football Betting Results

Begin the Year with $1,000,000

Week 1: 2 for 3, PLUS $80k

Running Total $1,080,000