A lot more game/score predictions from national writers today; most aren’t believers of the Cougars. Most of the links have descriptions to go along with why they chose, but I’m only including their predictions in this post:
CBS Sports writers
Entire staff, to include Dennis Dodd and Jon Solomon, picks OU. Fans currently pick OU at 69%
He was part of the writers in the last link, but he gives a score prediction of OU 35-21
Feldman has us beating the spread, but thinks we wear down in the 4th - OU 30-23
Mandel has us also beating the spread (11.5), but just barely: OU 38-27
Jim Ross (Yes, the former WWE announcer and OU homer penned an article for FoxSports)
Gives the Coogs a lot of credit, but picks OU 31-21
Expect a hard-fought game, and a close score through halftime as the two sides knock off the rust of a long offseason, but for Oklahoma to pull away in the second half. OU 41-24
Bill Connelly (S&P+)
Oklahoma by 19.5 over Houston (per S&P+).
Our intrepid beat reporter talks with the OU site and gives a prediction: OU 28-20. Good read though.