Dave's College Football Pick ATS:9/19/09 Tulsa at #12 Oklahoma

dave darbySenior Analyst ISeptember 17, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

#12 Oklahoma (1-1) vs Tulsa (2-0)

Line: Oklahoma -18

After losing the opener to BYU and losing Sam Bradford for a portion of the season, the Sooners got to take out some frustrations on a helpless Idaho State team. The 64-0 pounding may ease some of the panic notions that OU was done for the season. Landry Jones competed 18-of-32 for 286 yards which included three touchdowns. The offense racked up 564 total yards in the game. The defense was never challenged.

Tulsa started the season 2-0 behind victories against Tulane and New Mexico, neither of which was very close. The Tulsa offense is averaging 40.5 points per game behind an average of 450.5 yards per contest. G.J. Kinne has been outstanding at quarterback and the defense has limited opponents to 11.5 points per game and just 267.5 yards each week on average.

The Sooner defense is certainly capable of slowing the Tulsa offense down, but Tulsa is going to score. The Sooners will have a difficult time matching that scoring and tacking on an extra 18 to cover.  Bradford is not expected to be back for this weeks game so this will be the first full game test for Jones and the OU offense.  This is certainly a big time in state game for Tulsa so OU will get their best.  This will not be a low scoring game, but the quality defense of Tulsa should be able to slow down a Bradford-less offense enough to cover.

Dave's Pick: Tulsa +18