It’s not an official championship game of course. Today, the SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and several smaller conferences will all crown their winners via an official conference championship. And despite the presence of Kansas State in the standings — currently tied at No. 2 with Oklahoma — tonight’s Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma match-up might as well be considered the Big 12 Championship Game after all.
David Ubben is ESPN’s Big 12 blogger and he has the Cowboys beating the Sooners. Ubben writes, “I picked Oklahoma State in this game last year, and got burned. This time around, though, I’m trying it again. I thought Oklahoma would win this game all year, but the stars have aligned for the Cowboys. Oklahoma isn’t the same team since losing Ryan Broyles. OSU is the better team. It’s the healthier team. It’s the home team. They have more on the line. If they can’t beat Oklahoma in this situation, when will they do it? More on this game later today in my Pick of the Week video.”
His final prediction: OSU 37, OU 31