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The Big 12 Game of the Week pits Oklahoma against a non-conference opponent. Not just any non-conference opponent, mind you, but No. 5 Notre Dame.
I'm not going to throw a bunch of stats at you to analyze this game. Oklahoma is not the same team it was in September and, in fact, is entirely different. The Sooners' No. 17-ranked offense looks unstoppable, and their No. 16-ranked defense looks stingy. This team is balanced on both sides of the ball.
Oklahoma looks on fire right now. So does Notre Dame's defense. But I can't say the same thing about Notre Dame's offense.
Look, Oregon State lit up BYU (in Provo) for 42 points with its reserve quarterback (Cody Vaz), while Notre Dame (in South Bend) could only score 17 points with its reserve quarterback (Tommy Rees)? And let's not forget Rees has a lot more experience than Vaz.
This is a very dangerous game for Notre Dame, and although quarterback Everett Golson (concussion) has been given the green light to start, I can't see the Fighting Irish playing keep up with the Sooners.
I'm going with Oklahoma to beat Notre Dame by 10 points, missing on the 11-point spread.