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Oklahoma Football 2014: Previewing the Sooners’ Schedule

Oklahoma Football: Schedule Preview for 2014

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The Oklahoma Sooners should easily enter the season by being ranked in the top 10. That tends to happen when a team knocks off the Alabama Crimson Tide by 14 points in a bowl game. Returning a bunch of talent helps as well. The Sooners will not have it easy, though, as they take on plenty of tough competition in 2014.

Aug. 30: Louisiana Tech

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Aug. 30: Louisiana Tech

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Louisiana Tech is not coming off the best season in the world — finished 4-8. Not only will it be the huge underdog coming into this game, but it will also have to play Oklahoma on the road.

Sept. 6: @Tulsa

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Sept. 6: @Tulsa

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Here is another game that the Sooners should have no problem winning. Tulsa is also another team coming off of a losing record. It would be amazing if the Golden Hurricane could match Oklahoma’s offense, but the Sooners’ defense is bringing back a bunch of talent, so that probably won’t happen.

Sept. 13: Tennessee

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Sept. 13: Tennessee

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Tennessee probably won’t win the SEC this season, but playing a team from this conference was a good move by Oklahoma. That will be even more true if the Sooners can blow the Volunteers out. With that said, it will be interesting to see if head coach Butch Jones can lead his team to a surprise season.

Sept. 20: @West Virginia

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Sept. 20: @West Virginia

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West Virginia played Oklahoma very tough last season, but the Mountaineers probably aren’t going to win the Big 12 this year. Heck, they probably won’t even come close to doing so. But hey, this is college football and Oklahoma will have to travel on the road.

Oct. 4: @TCU

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Oct. 4: @TCU

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If the Sooners aren’t careful, they could end up losing this game. Last season, Oklahoma only beat TCU by three points. The year before they only won by a TD. Needless to say, Oklahoma cannot look too far ahead to the showdown against Texas.

Oct. 11: Texas (neutral field)

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Oct. 11: Texas (neutral field)

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Texas has seen better days, but hopefully Charlie Strong can bring the Longhorns back to the promise land. Texas finished 8-5 last season, and it also beat Oklahoma by the score of 36-20.

Oct. 18: Kansas State

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Oct. 18: Kansas State

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With plenty of talent coming back, the Kansas State Wildcats should be competitive in the Big 12 in 2014. It helps when a team’s starting QB returns.

Nov. 1: @Iowa State

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Nov. 1: @Iowa State

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Oklahoma beat Iowa State by the score of 48-10 last season. The 2014-15 season may not be any different. The Cyclones aren’t expected to compete in the Big 12 and they are coming off of a season in which they were 3-9.

Nov. 8: Baylor

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Nov. 8: Baylor

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This contest could decide the Big 12. Sure, Oklahoma will still have three games left after this one, but these are the two most talked about teams in the conference entering 2014. The Bears stomped on the Sooners last season (41-12), but at least Oklahoma will get Baylor at home this time around.

Nov. 15: @Texas Tech

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Nov. 15: @Texas Tech

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After taking on Baylor the week prior, you would think that Oklahoma would have no problem with Texas Tech. However, that remains to be seen. QB Davis Webb is coming off of a pretty productive season, and he should be even better in the upcoming season.

Nov. 22: Kansas

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Nov. 22: Kansas

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This game would probably be closer if it was a basketball game. Kansas only won one game in the Big 12 last year, and I doubt it is capable of pulling off the big upset against Oklahoma in 2014.

Dec. 6: Oklahoma State

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Dec. 6: Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State could be near the top of the conference standings or in the middle coming into this game. I highly doubt the Cowboys are near the bottom of the conference standings, though. As for the Sooners, they could be in contention for the playoffs, so you can bet that they will be going all out in this contest.