Thursday, January 18, 2018

Oklahoma vs. Texas

Oklahoma's lack of playmakers could be the difference against Texas.

Oklahoma offense versus Texas defense

• Oklahoma scored 35 points against the Longhorns last season despite mustering just 48 net rushing yards. Considering the Sooners' pass-protection issues, QB Sam Bradford's fragile state and OU's inexperience at wide receiver (seven first-half drops in a 33-7 win over Baylor last week), it's hard to imagine them pulling off the upset on Saturday without more production from the ground game. Despite some early struggles, RBs Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray combined for 183 yards on 43 carries against Baylor. The level of competition gets ratcheted up a few notches versus Texas, which has allowed the least rush yards per contest in the nation.