So the Sooners and Cowboys have two of the biggest games in college football this Saturday.
OU hosts TCU in Norman for a 7pm nationally televised ABC matchup.
OSU entertains Baylor at Boone Pickens Stadium in a 6:30 contest on Fox.
Which is the bigger game? Both are big. One is gargantuan.
The #6 Cowboys vs #10 Bears is the biggest home game in OSU history. The Pokes need to hold serve at home to setup the biggest Bedlam game ever.
Imagine the Sooners and Cowboys in what many think is a virtual play in game for the college football playoff.
OSU has worked hard all year long to win close games to set up the “heavyweights at home” finishing part of the schedule.
The Cowboys knocked out TCU in Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey fashion in round one. Win round two against Baylor, the Sooners get by TCU, and you’ve got an Ali-Frazier type Bedlam battle November 28th.
OU-TCU is big, no doubt.
Oklahoma is up to #7, but the Frogs took a Humpty Dumpty like fall to #18. So numbers alone say OSU-Baylor is bigger.
Plus, the Sooners have a loss already. An ugly one to Texas that still stands out like the ugliest pimple on the face of the program. Lose and OU is done.
However, I believe the same holds true for the Cowboys. At least for the playoff. OSU wouldn’t be dead in the league, but a spot in the national semifinals would be history.
The Sooners have played bigger games in Norman before.
The Cowboys have never had one of this stature before in Stillwater, which could setup an even bigger game the following week.
This is going to be great fun.
Having the national spotlight on the state is always a good thing for the coaches, players, fans and media.
Lots of marbles on the line in both games this week, just more at the home of the Cowboys.
Advantage Oklahoma State.