2014 Football Schedule: Random Predictions

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  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance


    Sorry, deleted original. My bad.
     
  2. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Definite WINS (>95%) - 3
    Utah State
    Arkansas State
    Chattanooga

    Definite LOSSES (<5%) - 2
    @ Oklahoma
    Alabama

    Likely LOSS (<50%) - 2
    @ Georgia
    @ South Carolina

    Likely WIN (>50%) - 2
    Kentucky
    @ Vanderbilt

    Toss up (50/50) - 3
    Florida
    @Ole Miss
    Missouri

    Overall Record (Regular Season): 7-5
    I think that the games break along these lines, meaning, I think they'll be 5-4 for non-toss up games, and that they'll win 2 of those (toss ups), finishing 7-5.

    Best Chance to Steal a WIN: @ South Carolina
    Despite the revenge factor, I just don't think that USCe is as good as GA (even considering what they've lost), and is our best chance to steal a win. I also think that GA plays completely differently in Athens, and will look to show that last year's nail-biter in Knoxville was a fluke.

    Best Chance to Get Upset: @ Vanderbilt
    It's hard to call it an upset, when they've won 2 in a row, but they'll look to hold what they've earned the last two seasons, and may be tougher than most expect, despite Franklin's departure.

    You're Out of Your Mind We Can Win: @ Oklahoma
    That some have conveniently forgotten our still-glaring and comparative lack of high-caliber athletes, big-game experience and quality depth at almost every position, is somewhat understandable and not entirely unexpected (in the summer heat-induced fog of hope springing eternal, I suppose), but is no less a work of pure delusion. Simply, we are the very antithesis of what OU is right now, and no influx of talent from a single recruiting class - however highly regarded - is going to overcome the many, important and chasmic gaps which lie between these two programs. Damned sure not in Norman, on national television. Stoops is going to continue to seek ways to backup his statements about the SEC 's faux-dominance, and Tennessee (particularly this young o-line, on the road - remember I told to so, here) is going to be on the bad end of his doing so. I don't see a blow-out, per se, but can easily imagine a very (VERY!) comfortable win for the Sooners. Say, somewhere around a 24+ point win. I'd LOVE to be wrong, but can't imagine that I will be.
     
  3. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Post-script: I think that 7-5 and a bowl would be a huge (and necessary) first-step in the right direction for this program, and Jones.
     
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Mod letting power go to his head, imho tfwiw.

    08/31/14 vs. Utah State W
    09/06/14 vs. Arkansas State W
    09/13/14 AT Oklahoma L
    09/20/14 BYE W (Count towards eligibility?)
    09/27/14 AT Georgia L
    10/04/14 vs. Florida W
    10/11/14 vs. Chattanooga W
    10/18/14 AT Ole Miss L (Want to say win, but cannot)
    10/25/14 vs. Alabama FU
    11/01/14 AT South Carolina L
    11/08/14 BYE
    11/15/14 vs. Kentucky W
    11/22/14 vs. Missouri W
    11/29/14 AT Vanderbilt W

    7-5 with shot at 8 if we pull off game at Ole Miss.
     
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I think Utah State isn't in the 95% or greater (probably in the 80% range), but other than that I pretty much agree.

    As far as Jones -

    He achieved my lone goal last year of winning a game he had no business winning (and I don't care how it happened, he won). Coaches who have "it" blow away all expectations is year 2. I'm not saying he's got to win the SEC or anything, but this team needs over-achieve big time as for expectations set for it this year. But, to a large extent, this is still an eye-test issue too.
     
  6. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    6-6.

    Wins: Utah State, Arkansas State, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Chattanooga

    Toss ups: UF, Mizzou

    Losses: Oklahoma, Georgia, South Carolina, Bama, and Ole Miss.

    I think we win one of the toss ups, likely Mizzou, giving us 6 wins. Hopefully a bowl win gives us 7.
     
  7. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    08/31/14 vs. Utah State W
    09/06/14 vs. Arkansas State W
    09/13/14 AT Oklahoma L
    09/20/14 BYE
    09/27/14 AT Georgia L
    10/04/14 vs. Florida W
    10/11/14 vs. Chattanooga W
    10/18/14 AT Ole Miss L
    10/25/14 vs. Alabama L
    11/01/14 AT South Carolina L
    11/08/14 BYE
    11/15/14 vs. Kentucky W
    11/22/14 vs. Missouri W
    11/29/14 AT Vanderbilt W

    7-5

    I could see us dropping Mizzou to put us at 6-6. I'm pretty confident that we will win the other 6.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  8. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    4 & 8/5&7 is where I'm at
     
  9. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Negavol, you are the problem, GBO BrickByBrick.
     
  10. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    I'm overly excited for this year. I don't see where you can bank on the youth of this team pulling out 7 or 8 wins.
     
  11. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    go pull somebody over for no reason, lawdog
     
  12. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    Wrong guy
     
  13. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    ok go do whatever you do that annoys people, somewhere, besides here
     
  14. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    You're such a dumb ass
     
  15. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    " Simply, we are the very antithesis of what OU is right now,"

    I'm not sure OU is all that good anymore.
     
  16. govols182

    govols182 Honorary Mod

    They just beat Alabama.
     
  17. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    utah beat an unmotivated alabama team as well.
     
  18. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    "Law don't go around here, law dog."
     
  19. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    OU may not be "that good" when compared to some of their historical juggernauts, and other earlier teams that Stoops has fielded....but when compared to what UT is going to be rolling into Norman with, they'll be plenty good enough to win by 24+.
     
  20. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    I know they return a lot of talent, but I'm not sure they have the offensive firepower to beat many teams by 24 points.
     

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