Stanford Steve and The Bear: Week 5 college football picks, bets and nuggets

Dillon Gabriel and the Sooners have a big challenge on the road against TCU. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

"Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica preview Week 5 of the 2022 college football season as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets and totals worth wagering on.

Odds and lines are from Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

The Bear (Last week: 6-0. Season: 17-6-1)
Stanford Steve (Last week: 3-0-1. Season: 7-9-1)

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#18 Oklahoma Sooners (-6.5, 68.5) at TCU Horned Frogs

Stanford Steve: First Big 12 game for Sonny Dykes as head coach of the Horned Frogs off a week where he brought his team to face his old team, SMU, and got an impressive win in Dallas. On the other side, Brett Venables is fresh off his first loss as head man in Norman. The Sooners played their best game of the year in their first road game two weeks ago at Nebraska and then came home to be upset by the pesky Wildcats from Manhattan. This will be a wild game -- high scoring, high energy, big plays and players making plays all over the field. But, when I look at the matchup. I think TCU has the goods to hang around with OU. They have three mobile quarterbacks who can play, and when you think about the Sooners last week, it wasn't the offense that was the problem, it was the defense getting off the field on 3rd downs and making tackles in space. TCU will be a problem and we'll take the home team to cover the points.