There are certainly plenty of college football fans across the nation who figured that the hype surrounding the regular-season finale between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State would take a huge hit after the Sooners fell to Texas Tech back on Oct. 22.
Boy, were they wrong.
Assuming that Oklahoma State gets by Tech and Iowa State in the next two weeks, and that Oklahoma can get past Baylor and Iowa State, both of these teams should be ranked in the Top Six—or maybe even the Top Five—in the nation.
Many thought that Oklahoma's national title chances went out the door with that loss, but if any of the other top undefeated teams (LSU, Stanford, Boise State) slip up, which is a very good possibility, the Sooners are right back in the national championship conversation.
We all got a chance to see the "game of the century" last weekend, when LSU edged out Alabama 9-6 in a game that was a sleeper for anyone who dosen't appreciate good defense. Well, this Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game should be the complete opposite.
The scoreboard technicians better be on hand for this game, because it might very well malfunction with all the points that are expected to be put up in this shootout.
If you look at the stats, Oklahoma State has been scoring at an unthinkable rate. The Cowboys are averaging just over 50 points per game this season, including putting up 59 against Baylor and 52 against Kansas State in their past two games—both of which are solid teams.
On the other end, you really don't get much of a dip in production from the Sooners on the offensive side of the ball. Oklahoma is averaging 45 points per game and have put up 55 or more points on three separate occasions—including against Texas and Kansas State, both of whom are ranked in the top-16 in the country.
While the teams are likely focusing on their games ahead this weekend, it certainly is not too early for the fans to look ahead to this game. If you like great offense and a ton of points put up on the board, then this is the game for you.
Get your popcorn ready!