The #10 Oklahoma Sooners (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) take on #7 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) in a pivotal Bedlam game. Both teams have an outside chance at the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma has won six-straight conference titles, but a loss would end the Sooners’ run of championships.
Saturday’s rivalry showdown kicks off at 7;30 p.m. EST inside Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK. Oklahoma State is a 4.5-point favorite, and the over-under total is 49.5 points.
What to Know – Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma bounced back after suffering their lone loss of the season to hand Iowa State a 28-21 defeat last week in Norman. The Sooners cling to an outside chance at a rematch against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship and spot in the CFP.
The Sooners average 38.9 points per game behind an offense that generates 441.6 yards of total offense. Oklahoma’s defense hold opponents to 24.2 points and 384.5 yards of offense per game.
Quarterback Caleb Williams has taken over the starting role under center for the Sooners. Williams wasn’t great last week, completing 8-of-18 passes for 87 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and the freshman added 67 yards and one score on the ground.
Oklahoma’s defense forced three turnovers, including an interception late in the fourth quarter with Iowa State driving on the OU 21-yard line.
Oklahoma is 5-6 against the spread this season, including an 0-3 record on the road. The total has gone over in six of Oklahoma’s 11 games this season.
What to Know – Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State has already stamped their ticket to the Big 12 title game and can keep the Sooners out of it with a win on Saturday. The Cowboys hold an outside chance to make their first CFP appearance but would need to win out and have some other chips fall their way in order for that to happen.
The Cowboys score 31.4 points and produce 413.7 yards of offense per game. Defensively, OSU limits its opponents to 14.9 points and only 261.3 yards of offense.
Oklahoma State’s defense shut out Texas Tech in a 23-0 victory last week. The Cowboys held the Red Raiders to just ten first downs and 108 yards of total offense.
Spencer Sanders threw for 239 yards and one touchdown and added a rushing score. Wide receiver Tay Martin hauled in seven passes for a season-high 130 yards.
The Cowboys have been hot against the spread with a 9-2 mark and a 4-2 record at home. The under has hit in seven of the Cowboys’ 11 contests this year.
The Pick is In
The Big 12 isn’t known for its defenses, but these two teams have shown this year that the league can play that side of the ball. However, history tells us that high-scoring games make this rivalry churn.
The last time the final score was under 49 was in 2009. The final might be close, but we expect points in this one.
Betting Pick: Sooners/Cowboys OVER 49.5