Oklahoma at Oklahoma State College Football Picks
The Bedlam Game, as it has been called for many years, will take on a new feel this year. In year’s past, this has been just another game. This year, though, it will act as the defacto Big 12 Championship game. With the conference not having a championship game this year, the teams will face off to see who gets to represent the Big 12 in a BCS game. The matchup itself is intriguing, as are the storylines that go along with it. When you make your college football picks this week, this is a game to keep your eye on. It will almost certainly be one of the most entertaining games on the slate this weekend.
So what is it about this game that we love so much? For one, you will get to see a couple of high flying offenses. Oklahoma State comes in with Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, a QB-WR combination that helped lead the school to its best start in history. The train came off of the tracks against Iowa State, but the Cowboys are still very good. They come into this game as a field goal favorite at home, with the public giving them plenty of backing. They play well in Stillwater, but do they play well enough to beat an Oklahoma team that has owned this series over the years?
That is the big question. Oklahoma has struggled on the road over the last few years, but they took care of business against Oklahoma State on the road last season. The strange Big 12 scheduling has them going back to Stillwater to play yet again. This is a different situation, though. The Cowboys are better and the Sooners are worse. Oklahoma is also banged up, as it is missing All-American WR Ryan Broyles. The offense has struggled to put up big numbers without Broyles, so that could continue here.
Expect the Cowboys to come out hot and take it to the Sooners. Oklahoma has dominated this series, but Oklahoma State will be the big winner on Saturday. They will take advantage of the Sooners and run away with this one.