Going in to their Week 11 bye, the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners have a lot of things to take care of.
While it may seem like a long shot, the Sooners are still in the hunt for a spot in the National Championship game. If they win out their schedule, things are going to get rather interesting, especially if a few teams (Stanford and Boise State, anyone?) can slip up along the way.
After their disappointing loss at home to an unranked Texas Tech squad, it would have been easy for the Sooners to lay down and throw in the towel for the rest of the season.
However, they were able to get back on track the following week with a blowout win on the road at Kansas State, and then they took care of Texas A&M at home last weekend.
Rather than being rewarded for their stellar play the last two weeks, the Sooners were instead punished, or so it seemed.
All-American wide receiver Ryan Broyles went down with a knee injury during last weekend's win over Texas A&M, and unfortunately for the senior, his collegiate career is now over.
That's where the Sooners' bye week preparation begins: compensating for their huge loss.