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Houston Mayor Stands By Prediction That Cougars Will Rout Oklahoma In Opener

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about Houston mayor Sylvester Turner predicting that his alma mater, the University of Houston, would record a "14-to-21-point win" over Oklahoma in the season-opener.

Perhaps there were some who read Turner's remarks and thought he was only kidding, or was just predicting with his heart and not his head. But, according to the Tulsa World, that's not the case at all.

In a Q and A with the World, Turner said he's quite serious about the Cougars rolling over the Sooners on Sept. 3. 

“It is not a subjective assessment,” Turner said. “I’m being very objective. They are just that good!”

Like many college football fans, Turner is counting the days down to week one of the 2016 season and he’s excited that many eyes will be on his hometown on Labor Day weekend.

“What can I say? Houston is finally getting the attention and respect it deserves,” Turner said. “Putting UH and Oklahoma together is equal to a championship game. It's a hell of a way to start the season!"

Well, he's doubling down now. Now we have to wait a few months to see if Turner is prescient or just plain biased and crazy.