Football Pick: Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date/Time: December 7 2013, 12:00 ET
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Point Spread: Oklahoma St -11
The college football rivalry season is not over yet as week 15 on the schedule features the Oklahoma Bedlam Football Game which is the annual battle between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Sooners have been the team to get recognition nationally in the last few years, but this year it is the Cowboys that are getting the big wins and climbing up the college football polls.
Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview
The college football odds will favor the Cowboys, but the odds can be thrown out the window when these two teams meet on the football field. Although it does not get always credit as one of the best rivalries in college football, it has surely lived up to the hype.
This series has always been close, especially in recent years. From 1995-2004, no team won more than 2 games in a row. Oklahoma, almost always favored in the game, blew out the Cowboys during that time on an occasion or two, but they were also upset. One of those upsets came in 2001 when Oklahoma was closing in on a trip to the National Championship game. Now the Sooners would like to return the favor and take down the Cowboys who have high aspirations for a big bowl game.
This is completely possible as Oklahoma has had some success. OU has won nine of the last 10 meetings in this series and head coach Bob Stoops boasts a 7-1 head-to-head record against OSU head coach Mike Gundy. The Cowboys will look to put up big points against the Sooners defense, but they will need to get the ball from the ground and pound Sooners offense. The Sooners rank second in the Big 12 and 16th in the nation in rushing, averaging 242.3 yards per game.
In fact the Sooners have never run the ball better. They amassed 405 yards vs. Iowa State and 301 at Kansas State, the highest total amassed by the Sooners in back-to-back games under Stoops. In fact, it’s the best total registered by OU in consecutive games since 1997. This could be a problem for a Cowboys team that relies on the offense to win ball games.
Regardless of who controls the clock or the pace of the game, this is going to be Bedlam, like it always is when these two teams meet.
Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum for continuous updates and our free Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys Pick Here.
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