Archive for Wednesday, December 3, 2008

OU will be too much for MU in Big 12 Championship

Sorrentino’s lightning round

December 3, 2008


Big 12 Soundoff

Sorting out the BCS madness

In the Big 12 Soundoff's debut podcast, Big 12 Spotlight Editor Eric Sorrentino welcomes in 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.


jaywalker 9 years, 4 months ago

It will be an absolute annihilation. And I'm gonna love it.

MUKUOUFan 9 years, 4 months ago

Granted MU will lose...but they're playing on Saturday, and 10 other teams in the Big 12 are not. For that I give them credit. Better to be in the game, than watching it. I hope OU goes on to win the national title, they deserve it.

Rickyonealku 9 years, 4 months ago

This will be a rematch of last years BIG XII but the weather is what can slow down the Boomer Sooners not the Missouri Defense. Plus hey Kansas is going BOWLING AGAIN!!!!BOOMER SOONERS and ROCK CHALK JAYHAWKS....

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