College Football Fantasy Football News 10-7-2015
Oklahoma Sooners versus Texas Longhorns College Football Fantasy Preview 10-10-2015
It’s the Red River Rivalry game as the Texas Longhorns will face the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon. Fantasy college football draft managers can tune to ABC TV at 12PM Eastern Time on October 11th from Dallas Texas to track the results of their roster picks.
Oklahoma has won four of the previous five meetings in this series. Last year the Sooners defeated the Longhorns 31-26 despite gaining just 232 yards to the Longhorns 462 offensive yards for the game. The Longhorns lost the turnover battle with a -2 margin. Oklahoma earned a touchdown on a kickoff and interception return.
The Sooners enter this rivalry contest with a record of 4-0. They opened up their Big 12 conference season with a 44-24 victory at home to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Oklahoma forced five Mountaineers turnovers in the win and had 320 yards passing. The Sooners is tenth in passing yards per game (358) and is eleventh best in college football in points scored per game (42).
It has been a bad start to the year for the Texas Longhorns as the club is 1-4. They must go 5-2 the rest of the way to get bowl eligible. It was bad 50-7 road defeat last week at the TCU Horned Frogs. The Longhorns are now 0-2 in the Big 12 after with a 30-27 home loss to Oklahoma St two weeks ago. In their loss to TCU the Longhorns were down 37-0 at the half. For the game Texas surrendered 604 yards to the Horned Frogs offense along with six touchdown passes to their quarterbacks. The stats look ugly for Texas ranking 120th in college football in yardage allowed per game (507) and are 110th in yards gained per game from their offense (338).
Oklahoma Sooners QB:
The Sooners junior quarterback is hitting on 65% of his passes for 1382 yards with 13 touchdowns and three picks. Last week against West Virginia he completed 14 of 25 passes for 320 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. Mayfield averaged nearly 25 yards per reception in the victory. The Oklahoma signal caller ran for 138 yards and four touchdowns.
Oklahoma Sooners RB:
Perine leads the Sooners with 72 carries for 328 yards and two touchdowns. He is running for 4.6 yards per carry on the season. The Oklahoma sophomore running back had 65 yards last week on 16 carries.
Oklahoma Sooners WR:
Senior wide receiver Sterling Shepard has seen significant action in all four of his years in the program. In 2015 Shepard has 20 catches for 321 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 16.1 yards per catch.
Texas Longhorns QB:
The Longhorns are looking at a freshman quarterback now under center. Heard has hit on 55% of his throws for 661 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. He struggled in the TCU loss going 8 of 20 for just 48 yards. Jerrod Heard leads Texas in rushing with 318 yards and three touchdowns on 67 carries.
Texas Longhorns RB:
The sophomore running back has 44 carries for 211 yards and two touchdowns. In the TCU loss Foreman ran for 112 yards on 18 carries as he averaged a very good 6.2 yards per rush attempt.
Texas Longhorns WR:
The Longhorns freshman wide out has made big plays in the passing game. He has nine catches for 222 yards and a touchdown. Burt is averaging 24.7 yards per catch on the season. John Burt caught just two passes last week at TCU for 36 yards.