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Matt Hayes (Follow @MattHayesCFB)
The Oklahoma protection has been terrible of late, struggling for the final month in Big 12 video games. Now the Sooners get the most effective offense they’ll face this season—on the street in a rivalry sport, no much less. The one X-factor: OU QB Baker Mayfield, who’s 12-Zero in true street video games with Oklahoma. The loser most likely gained’t play within the Big 12 Championship Game, and so they positively gained’t make it to the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma State’s protection—particularly its move rush—has made nice strides since dropping to TCU. I’m going with the Cowboys at residence, getting extra defensive stops and a few key throws from QB Mason Rudolph.
David Kenyon (Follow @Kenyon19_BR)
I am excited for this one. Rudolph and Oklahoma State ought to have extra explosive performs and be the extra entertaining offense, however I like Mayfield’s effectivity to supply the distinction Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma’s success on early downs will result in manageable third downs, sustained drives and another landing than the Pokes.
Adam Kramer (Follow @KegsnEggs)
I like Oklahoma State, though this can be a sport that would very simply swing both approach. It wouldn’t shock me one bit to see the quarterbacks throw for a mixed 800 yards and 7 or eight touchdowns. It appears like it should be that form of sport. But I simply suppose residence subject shall be an unlimited issue, and I additionally like what I’ve seen in Oklahoma State’s protection in latest weeks—not that we’ll ever confuse it with Alabama’s D. So give me Oklahoma State by one rating in a rivalry sport that appears destined to truly stay as much as the hype, which might be a tremendous factor.
Kerry Miller (Follow @kerrancejames)
This is the half the place I am purported to wax poetic about some X-factor or related development knowledge, however I actually do not know what to anticipate from this sport. What I do know is that should you wager the beneath, you clearly hate enjoyable and we may most likely by no means be mates. Oklahoma State has the higher protection, however Oklahoma has the extra prolific offense. In what figures to be a shootout, possibly that is extra essential? Give me the Sooners in a 42-38 thriller.
Brad Shepard (Follow @Brad_Shepard)
Oklahoma has some main defensive points, so it is onerous to select a staff that flawed. But they’ve additionally bought the most effective quarterback within the nation in Mayfield, and working again Rodney Anderson is at present taking part in the way in which the Sooners hoped he would all season. On the opposite facet, Rudolph and Co. are taking part in effectively, too. This sport may go both approach, but when OU wins, it’ll arrange an enormous sport the next week in opposition to TCU. That’s why I am hoping (and anticipating) the Sooners to win—so we’ll have two huge Big 12 video games in a row.
Greg Wallace (Follow @gc_wallace)
Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have absorbed convention defeats and sit in a muddled title race, however that is nonetheless a vitally essential sport for the Sooners and Cowboys, and it needs to be loads of enjoyable. Oklahoma averages 42.9 factors per sport and OSU is even higher at 44.5. The Pokes had a minor offensive hiccup in a 13-10 extra time win at Texas, however have in any other case chugged together with Rudolph on the controls. With 2,866 yards and 22 touchdowns in opposition to 5 interceptions, Rudolph has barely superior stats to Mayfield (2,628 yards, 23 touchdowns, three interceptions). But Mayfield is extra confirmed in mbadive video games. Expect his management and swagger to shine via late in a shootout. OU 42, Oklahoma State 37.