Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma: After three straight fifty-point performances, the #6 ranked Oklahoma Sooners (8-1) will look to take one giant step closer to clinching a berth in the Big12 Championship Game when they host their in-state rival Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-4) in Norman on Saturday afternoon.
Oklahoma State and Oklahoma game is scheduled to start at 03:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV,you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your pc, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free,live-TV streaming services.
Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley at 03-0 has never lost to Mike Gundy and Cowboys since taking over for previous coach Bob Stoops. Riley understands how important this game usually is, although this year’s will be different as only Oklahoma still has title aspirations.
After,the Oklahoma Sooners offense struggled to get going earlier this season. Heisman Trophy candidate Kyler Murray and company have turned on the Jets since the calendar turned to October. Averaging 563.2 yards (316.4 passing) on offense, Murray and Oklahoma’s only hiccup came at the hands of Texas in the Red River Rivalry on October 6, a 48-45 result in a game that was well out of the hands of Murray, who did more than his part.
Murray,who will likely receive an invitation to New York later this year, has thrown for 2,689 yards, 31 touchdowns and five interceptions. Despite two of Murray’s interceptions coming last week, he was able to rally the Sooners back after trailing by two touchdowns early in a five-point (51-46) win against Texas Tech.
Matchup to Watch: Unfortunately, Cowboys senior Taylor Cornelius may not necessarily be Mason Rudolph, but he can still do a good job slinging the football in his own right. Cornelius threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns — without an interception — two weeks ago when Oklahoma State stunned then No. 6 Texas in Stillwater, effectively sending the Longhorns season tumbling down again.
Sooners actually allows slightly more passing yards per game (247) than Cowboys (245.1). The Sooners secondary is vulnerable, and have proven to bleed points to conference foes this season.