TV Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 28, 8:00 p.m. ET, ABC
Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium
Line: Oklahoma (-7)
After receiving no love in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the year, the Big 12 — believe it or not — is finally getting some respect. Also, there is a very good chance that this conference actually gets a team into the playoff … or that is at least the hope.
The Sooners are coming off of a victory against the TCU Horned Frogs. They have now beaten TCU and the Baylor Bears in back-to-back games. If that doesn’t get the attention of the voters, then absolutely nothing will. If this team beats the Cowboys — which is a road game for the Sooners — Oklahoma might as well jump up to the No. 2 spot in the country. After all, there are not many teams capable of beating Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State all in a row.
Oklahoma State comes in at No. 11 in this week’s playoff rankings, and it dropped its first game of 2015 to the Bears in Week 12. Even worse, that was a home game for the Cowboys, and I am sure the committee will dock some extra points for that — well, it has.
Two things can happen for Oklahoma with a win: (1) It could make the playoff. (2) Baker Mayfield could capture the Heisman. Sure, football will be played outside of this weekend, but this is the Sooners’ last contest until bowl season.
I have the Sooners winning this game — who’s with me?
PREDICTION: Sooners 49, Cowboys 38