Will Harris over at ESPN lists the odds for the Oklahoma State Cowboys beating the Oklahoma Sooners as three points. He predicts it won’t even be that close. Instead, Harris has the Cowboys winning by 10 — 41-31 — in today’s match-up between the two Big 12 powers. He writes:
The Cowboys slipped up at Iowa State, but this has been one of the most dominant teams in the nation and still has a do-over of last year’s Bedlam battle in Stillwater to claim its first conference championship since the 1976 Big Eight title. Oklahoma limps into the game losing twice and having been outgained three times in its past five. The suddenly turnover-prone Sooners are getting torched by all decent passing teams and reeling from injuries to key players on both sides of the ball.
Everything about Oklahoma’s season suggests that it’s just not the Sooners’ year. And even with the blemish at Ames, everything about Oklahoma State’s recent rise to power and the season the Pokes have churned out suggests that it’s theirs. This is the best team in school history, and it’s not going to blow this one.