Seven Losses Is a Real Possibility for the Oklahoma Sooners

J. Robert ByromCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2016

It seems weird to mention this because with a few less injuries and a few more good breaks, OU could very well be undefeated and one of the top-ranked teams in the nation.

Oklahoma is more likely to go win out and go 9-3 then lose four more games and not go to a bowl game for the first time in Bob Stoops' tenure, but both scenarios are very much in the realm of possibilities.

Yes, they are 3-3 but they have been mangled by injuries and still lost all three games by less than one touchdown combined despite playing one of the toughest schedules to date in the country

So, given the likely fact that with better luck and fewer injuries the Sooners could very well be an undefeated or one-loss team well within the hunt for the National championship, it seems very weird to look down their schedule and see four more potential losses.

Now, do not get me wrong, as you look down the Sooners' schedule, they are better than every team than they play, but did we not say that about BYU and Miami?

They only have two games that are sure wins. Kansas State and Texas A&M have to go to Norman, where the Sooners are almost invincible and both teams have looked horrid against good teams thus far.

Three more tough road games are on the schedule and all are pretty even match-ups for the Sooners. Yes Oklahoma is better than Kansas, Nebraska, and Texas Tech, but not that much better and road games are tough to win in conference.

All three games are potential losses for the Sooners.

Then Oklahoma State comes to Norman. Norman is a tough place to win and has been since the 40's, but Stoops has only lost two games at home in his eleven years; however, Oklahoma State gave Stoops one of those two home loses.

OU is a good defensive team, but even good defenses can have a bad game and if the Bedlam Battle turns into a hundred plus point shootout like it did last year, OU has little chance of winning an offensive shootout against any team with their offensive struggles and penalties.

Chances are that the Sooners run the table or have one more loss at the most, but with three tough road games plus a heated rival coming to town, do not be surprised if much more heartbreak comes for Sooners fans.  

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