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Oklahoma Sooners @ Baylor Bears College Football Preview

November 16, 2011

The Baylor Bears (6-3) could play spoilers and put the Oklahoma Sooners (8-1) playing a meaningless bowl game in Memphis or worse at the end of their season.

The Sooners looking to salvage their season with a win against their state rivals the Oklahoma State Cowboys. After eliminating themselves from the BCS National Championship Game with that recent unexpected loss, with the Big 12 showdown on the horizon the Sooners could stumble in this game against a strong Baylor Bears team.

Ranking 20th in the rushing department, the Bears rank sixth in the country in passing. Robert Griffin the 3rd, Bears one time Heisman candidate quarterback, is capable of shredding the Sooners defence, and has already racked up more than 3,000 yards passing.

The Sooners explosive passer quarterback Landry Jones has also passed for more than 3,000 yards and has been the driving force of this offense all season. Consistency is a problem for Jones as he lights up the scoreboard one night and then bombs the next. Winning the next three games is key for allowing the junior quarterback and Sooners to play in a legitimate bowl game.

Sophomore Kenny Stills is the new No. 1 receiver seeing as Oklahoma lost Ryan Broyles to an injury last week. Stills has the ability to get behind defenders and get down field untouched in part due to his strong route running skills.

If Oklahoma falls in this game they will have no one to blame but themselves. They are the better team but Baylor is more than capable of giving them a tough 60 minutes.

Baylor is more than capable of giving them a tough 60 minutes in spite of Oklahoma being the better team. If the Sooners fail to win this game they will have no one to blame but themselves.

Public going with Florida Gators in BCS title tilt

January 6, 2009

No. 1-ranked Florida Gators battle the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Thursday (8:15 pm ET, FOX).

Florida is a 3.5-point and -170 moneyline favorite at Sportingbet. The over/under is 70.5. Public Betting information shows 58 per cent of wagers on the game are on Florida.

The Gators (12-1 SU, 10-2 ATS) won the SEC Championship while the Sooners (12-1 SU, 10-2 ATS) won the Big 12.

Florida won the inaugural BCS Title Game two years ago, beating the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14.

The Gators’ only loss this season came against Ole Miss in September, a 31-30 setback. Otherwise, the Gators have rolled over most opponents, including one-sided road wins over Tennessee (30-6), Georgia (49-10) and Florida State (45-15), as well as LSU (51-21) at home.

Florida captured the SEC championship with a 31-20 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide to earn a spot in the national title game.

Florida scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally for the win. Florida failed to cover the 10-point spread and the score went under the total of 54.5.

The BCS National Championship will be Florida’s 18th straight bowl game and 36th bowl appearance overall (16-19).

Oklahoma won the Big 12 title with a 62-21 butt-kicking of Missouri.

It was the Sooners’ third-straight Big 12 championship. Oklahoma covered the 16.5-point spread and the score went over the total of 79.

Just like Florida, Oklahoma has had just one loss this season, a 45-35 setback to Texas on Oct. 11. The Sooners rattled off seven straight wins after that loss to end the season and wrap up the Big 12 championship.

The Sooners have won seven national titles since 1950 with the latest coming in 2000. and boast of a 24-16-1 all-time bowl record. The team is making its 10th straight bowl appearance, but has struggled in the postseason of late, losing two straight bowl games and four of the last five overall.

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

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