Lincoln Riley’s Oklahoma program consistently draws the top offensive talent in the nation to Norman. Baker Mayfield was succeeded by Kyler Murray, followed by Jalen Hurts. Dede Westbrook was succeeded Marquise Brown, followed by CeeDee Lamb.
Obviously Vegas thinks rather highly of Oklahoma given the -10.5 opening line. Vegas hasn’t had a great feel for this game in a while though, as you can see from the lines and outcomes of this game since the 63-21 thrashing in 2012 that led to the famous “When you write a piece like this” column from Scipio Tex regarding Mack Brown’s tenure.
The Sooners routed their first five opponents (UH, South Dakota, UCLA, Texas Tech, Kansas) by an average score of 53-19. Those five teams currently combine for a 10-17 overall record and the only Sooner opponent with a winning record - 3-2 Texas Tech - lost starting QB Alan Bowman the week prior and chose to start a grad transfer from Rice in Norman before hastily inserting Jett Duffey.
Why is college football so special, so passion-driven, and held so dearly by millions of people around the country? Why is it unique to the United States? Why, in spite of any differences people may have individually, does it bring so many together year after year, season after season, week after week, game after game? Your answer is in Dallas this Saturday.
This year's Big 12 Media Days is held at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility. After years of getting used to the comforts of the Omni in downtown Dallas, Frisco has been a pleasant surprise thus far. Day one of Big 12 Media Days is now in the books. It started big with the conference commissioner himself, Bob Bowlsby, giving a state of the conference