The SMU Mustangs (1-0) and the (No. 18) Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) will battle on Saturday evening.
SMU won its season opener over Louisiana Tech 38-14. Quarterback Preston Stone was excellent, going 23-for-37 for 248 yards and three scores. Meanwhile, Oklahoma won its Week 1 matchup over Arkansas State 73-0. The Sooners held the Red Wolves to just 208 total yards.
SMU vs. Oklahoma Betting Odds
|Mustangs||+16.5 (-110)||Over 68.5 (-115)||+600|
|Sooners||-16.5 (-110)||Under 68.5 (-110)||-700|
Odds Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook
SMU vs. Oklahoma Match Details
Fixture: SMU Mustangs @ Oklahoma Sooners
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma
SMU vs. Oklahoma Key Stats
Six-foot-two gunslinger Preston Stone leads the SMU offense. Stone threw for 248 yards and three scores on a 62% completion percentage last week. He did not turn the ball over. Stone is a first-year starter and has thrown just two touchdowns against one interception in limited action with the Mustangs over the past two seasons. SMU also ran the ball exceptionally well in Week 1, averaging 5.1 yards per carry on 41 attempts.
Defensively, SMU was strong against the run against Louisiana Tech. They held the Bulldogs to a laughable 1.2 yards per carry on 24 attempts. However, they allowed 241 yards passing on a 64% completion percentage. Louisiana Tech QB Hank Banchmeier did little with the efficiency, throwing just one touchdown and a pick.
Veteran signal caller Dillion Gabriel again leads the Oklahoma Sooners. The Senior threw for 308 yards and two scored on 19-of-22 passing in the season opener. Gabriel joined the Sooners last season, tossing 25 touchdowns against six picks. He spent 2019-2021 with the UCF Knights, accumulating 70 passing touchdowns against 14 picks. The Sooners also ran the ball well in Week 1, with Marcus Major and Jovantae Barnes getting runs. Oklahoma looks to replace the production of Eric Gray from last season.
The Sooners defense looks much improved in year two of the Brent Venables era. Venables, a defensive-minded head coach, got an impressive performance from his defense in Week 1 despite it coming against Arkansas State.
SMU vs. Oklahoma Betting Prediction
I like the under in this matchup. The Oklahoma defense expects to take massive strides this season and should be feeling good after a fantastic showing in their season opener. Meanwhile, SMU was downright impossible to run on in Week 1. If their defense remains stout, and Oklahoma can minimize Preston Stone’s passing production, I like this game to go under its already high total.