Which Big 12 team has the likeliest chance to have their weekend turned upside down by an underdog? This week it’s the Sooners.
Oklahoma is listing in the wind coming off one of the biggest upsets of the year. Texas punched them in the mouth last saturday, and they couldn’t get off the mat before the referee got to ten.
This isn’t just about momentum either. The Sooners were exposed against Texas. Their offensive line can’t block the edge, and even the TV noticed that OU tackle Josiah St. John was telegraphing whether it was a run or pass play.
“That’s on me,” St. John said after the game. “I’m a senior, and that’s something I can’t do. Nothing else really to say about it.”
Kansas State poses a challenge to OU as well. Snyderball is alive and well in Manhattan as the Wildcats rank 8th in the country in time of possession. The Sooner’s lethal spread offense can’t do much damage from the sidelines.
The Wildcats also seem to have OU’s number as of late. They’ve won two out of the last three games against the Sooners.
There are a few things in OU’s favor though. You would have to go all the way back to 1999 to find the last time the Sooners lost back-to-back regular season games under Bob Stoops. Also, despite K-State’s recent wins in the matchup, the Sooners haven’t lost in the Little Apple since 1996. Throw in the fact that when the Wildcats are unranked, they are 0-38 against the Sooners all-time.
The Wildcats aren’t exactly feeling too great about themselves either. They’re coming off two straight demoralizing losses of their own after blowing halftime leads in both games.
Those losses came against the top two teams in the league as we speak though, and by just a combined nine points.