Three Reasons To Take The Over On Oklahoma’s 2018 Win Total

The 2018 college football win totals have been released by the sports gameing site BetDSI. As you most likely have already heard, the Sooners are set at 10.5 for the over/under this fall. If you’re not familiar with that term, it means that Oklahoma would have to win 11 games to take the over and anything short of that would be the under.

While gambling is always a risk (Duh, that’s why they call it gambling), and I highy recommed that people stay away from it, this is still a fun conversation to have.

Will they or won’t they? That’s the debate that’s going to be had through the dog days of summer and, drinking from an OU Souvineer cup that’s half full, here’s why I believe OU will win eleven or more games this season.

Seven Home Games

The first thing you’ve got to look at when trying to figure out how the schedule sets up. For the Sooners, it sits up quite nicely. They’ll play seven of their twelve games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and then they have their annual tilt with Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. That means the Sooners will only play four true road games in 2018.

Supporting Cast On The Offense

The Sooners have yet to name a starting quarterback but when Kyler Murray wins the job they do announce a starter he’ll have a ton of weapons to play with. Oklahoma returns Rodney Anderson (960 rushing yards/11 touchdowns) and Marquise Brown (981 receiving yards/6 touchdowns) as his top targets. In addition, Oklahoma is looking for new ways to involve Trey Sermon in the offense and CeeDee Lamb with be another go to target in the offense, along with Grant Calcaterra.

Oklahoma’s offense is going to sizzle again in 2018.

Kyler Murray

No, he hasn’t been named the starter yet for 2018 but he’s the odds on favorite and most expect the announcement to come in August. He appeared in seven games last season and was electric in his one start against West Virginia.

Murray completed 86% of his passes last season (18/21) for 359 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran the ball thirteen times for an average of 10.9 yards per carry.

It’ll definitely be different not having Baker Mayfield at quarterback, but that doesn’t mean it has to be bad. The extra dimension that Murray brings to the game, with his legs, and the talent that he’s going to have around him will keep a lot of defensive coordinators up at night.

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