TALE OF THE TAPE

College Football Week 13: #22 Oklahoma State At #14 Oklahoma

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma
Texas Tech v Oklahoma State
Oklahoma v West Virginia
Coaching
The Cowboys smacked Texas Tech last week and head into Bedlam having won five of their last six and looking for their second straight win in the series.
Winner Oklahoma survived on the road against West Virginia last week, scoring a touchdown with 24 seconds left to win. A win here and a Kansas State loss to Texas would mean the Sooners are Big 12 champs.
Offense
Winner It doesn’t seem to matter who is playing quarterback for the Cowboys. Clint Chelf led Oklahoma State to 487 yards of offense last week, with J.W. Walsh playing in short yardage situations.
Time for a data dump: 554 passing yards, 662 total yards, and 7 touchdowns. Those are the offensive numbers the Sooners posted last week, as Landry Jones broke his own school record for passing yards.
Defense
Considering some of the offenses in the Big 12, the Cowboys’ defense hasn’t been that bad. It will take a great effort to slow down OU.
Winner The Sooners got the win, so all sins are forgotten, right? They were absolutely shredded by West Virginia last week and will have their hands full with Oklahoma State’s high-octane offense as well.
Special Teams
Winner Zack Craig blocked two punts last week, returning one for a score. The Cowboys are ranked fourth in special teams play according to Football Outsiders.
OU’s special teams have been decent, though their punting and punt returns have been awful.

The Winner Is

Oklahoma v West Virginia
Winner Oklahoma
2 out of 4

These teams are very similar—expect a lot of points in Norman. Playing at home, with the more experienced team, Oklahoma has the slight edge.

-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor

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