There is no way of telling right now what the CFP selection committee is thinking. How they will value one win over another is something that will have we will have to find out in the coming weeks. Right now the Oklahoma Sooners have two wins over ranked teams or wins against teams that were ranked at the time OU played them. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves worrying about such things, let’s take some time to reflect on how impressive the Sooners were vs. WVU. The Mountaineer defense was giving up just 8 points a game and OU put 44 on them. The Sooners also forced four turnovers and sacked Skyler Howard five times. All this while losing the time of possession battle, going 2 of 11 on third down, and racking up 134 yards in penalties. OU allowed West Virgina to get back in the game during the third quarter after building a 24-7 lead at the half. Still in the fourth when Stoops needed his team to put it away they did. “Really proud of our guys attitude then, to take control of it after that making a big play offensively and defensively making a bunch of big plays.” “I like the character of the guys they way they fought and competed.” OU not only has grit, but they are hungry as well and every chance they get they will tell you they could still be better. Quarterback Baker Mayfield says, “We should have had at least 60. Self-inflicted wounds, good win for the team, but we gotta get better.” There is no team on the schedule till November 14th (Baylor) that is as good as OU. And even though it’s coach speak, the next few weeks are about what the Sooners do to get better not so much the opponent. Buy Oklahoma now because the week of the Baylor game everyone will be on the phone to their brokers trying to get a piece even the CFP selection committee may want some OU stock.
A Good Sooners Win Could Have Been Great