Oklahoma Football: Can Sooners Overcome Road Woes vs. Oklahoma State?

Andy CContributor INovember 22, 2010

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 11:  The Oklahoma Sooner Schooner carries the American flag on the anniversary of September 11  at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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7: The win streak the Sooners currently have against the Cowboys.

4: OU’s passing ranking in the nation.  With 326 yards a game, that part of the offense is clicking. Landry Jones is quickly approaching 3,500 yards passing with 30 touchdowns to only seven picks. Additionally, Ryan Broyles contributes almost 10 catches a game, which leads the nation.

On the flip side, OSU’s Justin Blackmon has pulled in 94 catches for over 1,500 yards on the season. That’s not exactly something to sneeze at, and Brandon Weeden has thrown for over 3,700 yards in addition to a 3:1 TD to interception ratio.

2.9: OU's rushing yards per carry when it played Baylor this past weekend. That’s not exactly eye-popping and definitely won’t be enough this coming Saturday in Stillwater.  With the incredible offensive talent OU has, it’s tough to get everyone many touches.

With Roy Finch likely out for his first Bedlam matchup, the Sooners will most likely have Murray shoulder the running workload. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brennan Clay line up in the backfield with Murray in the inverted wishbone OU ran last week.

As good as Murray is, there is this guy named Kendall Hunter up in Stillwater.  He’s alright, I guess. If you like having a guy who has rushed for almost 1,500 yards and 16 TD’s, he’s probably right up your alley. 

In the end, all these stats can be thrown out the window, because this is simply “Bedlam.” Has OU dominated in the past? Yes. Has OSU been a thorn every year since I’ve been an OU fan? You know it.

The real question is whether OU’s defense slow down the Cowboys' potent offense long enough to let Landry Jones, Demarco Murray, Ryan Broyles, and company string together three to four good drives.  I think they can and will come Saturday.

OU 35, OSU 28

1: In the end, there’s only one Oklahoma.