Missouri lost their prolific quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, to the first round of the NFL Draft. They have three running backs on crutches. Their new quarterback James Franklin is only a runner. Their top defensive end Jacquies Smith gruesomely dislocated his elbow in Week 1. OU just beat the No. 5 team in the country and is overflowing with talent on both sides of the ball.
Sounds like a walk in the park for the top-ranked Sooners, right?
In the infamous words of Lee Corso, not so fast, my friend!
I don't think I need to remind Sooner fans of last year's debacle in Columbia. That dud is reason enough not to overlook this Tigers team. Head coach Gary Pinkel will have his squad focused and ready to make it two in a row for the Tigers.
Let's take a look at a few obstacles for the Sooners if they wish to improve to 3-0.