Skip to main content

ESPN Releases Its Prediction For Oklahoma-FAU

Lincoln Riley standing with his Oklahoma football players on the sideline.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma will open the 2018 season this Saturday. The Sooners will host Florida Atlantic and its quirky head coach Lane Kiffin.

Oklahoma will also be breaking in a new starting quarterback in Kyler Murray. Murray has big shoes to fill in replacing Baker Mayfield, but he has the skill set to have a big season.

While the Sooners are decidedly favored in this game, FAU is dangerous. The Owls had a huge season in 2017 and project to have a strong offense once again this fall.

ESPN’s FPI has predicted its outcome for the game. Clearly, the computer model doesn't think OU has much of a chance of losing.

Oklahoma has a 95.3 percent chance of winning, per the FPI.

ESPN's prediction for Oklahoma vs. FAU.

Oklahoma and FAU will kick off at noon ET on Saturday.

FOX will broadcast the game.