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Big Road Win argument

So the biggest argument OU has going for it is that if they beat OSU they'll have beaten a great team on the road, something neither Texas or Tech has accomplished.

But is OSU that good?  This game is gonna be a blowout.  Sportscasters are hyping this game saying over 100 points will be scored.  Ya sure...

OSU won't win or keep it respectable because:

-Zac Robinson is just  a role player QB, not the playmaker everyone makes him out to be.  He has average height, size, arm strength, decision making etc.  He's solid, not spectacular.

-Dez Bryant never shows up in big games.  Sure you'll see the highlights against Troy, Washington St, Baylor, etc.  He's huge and has good hands, but has trouble getting separation against fast/good secondaries.

-Kendall Hunter is banged up.  OSU basically lives and dies off of a stong running game.  Take the running game away and this "offensive juggernaut" doesn't look so good.  Without a healthy Hunter, OSU is already doomed.  Say what you will about Toston and the other guys but Hunter is the key.

-The defense is average.  If you want to stop OU you have to at least get pressure on the QB.  Look up the stats, OSU is one of the worst teams at generating sacks.  Couple that disadvantage with the defense's tendecy to blitz about 50% of the time and you know what is about to happen today.  They are middle of the pack against the run, and about the same as Texas against the pass.

Only glimmers of hope for OSU today:

-rivalry atmosphere

-homefield

-special teams play (you can't count on this in your gameplan if you ask me)

 

Prediction: 

OU 55

OSU 24

and OU proceeds to jump Texas for their epic, unbelievable win over a fantastic Cowboy team, (while giving up their usual 20-30 points on defense)

And who has OSU beat?  Mizzou and...that's right, nobody. 

Topics to remember though:

As sarcastic as I am, maybe bitter is a better word, OSU is not a bad team.   I just don't think they're THE watermark off which to judge everyone else.  And throw in that Texas struggled with this team (at home... gag) I cannot be completely accurate with my ramblings.  But you ge the idea of what I'm trying to say.

 

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