Big 12 Soundoff
Sorting out the BCS madness
In the Big 12 Soundoff's debut podcast, Big 12 Spotlight Editor Eric Sorrentino welcomes in KUsports.com Online Editor Jesse Newell. The two debate whether Oklahoma deserved to be chosen for the Big 12 Championship game. Other topics include predictions for Saturday's OU-MU game, the dream BCS championship matchup and Heisman Trophy picks.
Oklahoma enters Saturday’s Big 12 Championship a 17-point favorite and there’s no reason to think the Sooners won’t cover the spread.
After all, OU (11-1) has defeated — no, more like bludgeoned — its opponents by an average of 32 points per game in victories this season.
The Sooners’ 53.33 points per game ranks third in the history of college football.
Other than Texas, there’s no defense in the Big 12 capable of “stopping” Oklahoma. The Longhorns still gave up 35 to the Sooners in their Oct. 11 meeting.
Should OU defeat MU for the 19th time in 20 meetings and play for the BCS Championship against Alabama (11.5 points surrendered per game, third in nation) or Florida (12.3 points surrendered, fourth), then OU may be held under its season scoring average.
As for Saturday, don’t expect it to happen.
Prediction: Oklahoma 60, Missouri 28.