The Big 12 Championship will take place Saturday in Dallas, as the Oklahoma Sooners will take on the TCU Horned Frogs. The Oklahoma Sooners come into the game ranked 3rd in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings. The Sooners are 11-1 on the season, with their lone loss coming at home to the Cyclones of Iowa State.
The TCU Horned Frogs are 11th in the recent rankings. The Horned Frogs are 10-2 on the season. TCU lost games this season to Oklahoma, and they also fell to the Iowa State Cyclones. The Horned Frogs are the underdogs in this game on Saturday. The Oklahoma Sooners are -7 at MyBookie in this NCAA Football affair on Saturday.
Sooners With Elite Passing Game
The Oklahoma Sooners are led by quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield is likely to win the Heisman Trophy this winter. His season was sensational, and interesting. The signal callers tossed for more than 4,000 yard sand 37 touchdowns. Marquise Brown was his top target on the season with nearly 900 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.
The run game was secondary for the Sooners offensively. Rodney Anderson was the top running back for the Sooners, with 867 yards and 11 touchdowns. Oklahoma has won 7 straight games, with each of those games scoring more than 29 points per game. The Sooners were third in College Football with 45.3 points per game.
TCU Looking to Turn Table
Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs are looking to pull an upset, and if they do, they would keep the Big 12 out of the College Football Playoffs. The Horned Frogs have won back to back games at Texas Tech and at home against the Baylor Bears. In those two games, the Horned Frogs scored 72 points overall. The Horned Frogs finished second in the Big 12 – a game ahead of the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Horned Frogs offense is anchored by quarterback Kenny Hill. The signal caller has thrown for 2,604 yards and 19 touchdowns. His top target is John Diarse, with 477 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. The Horned Frogs are known for their defensive attack. TCU finished the season 8th with 15.7 points per game allowed.
Sooners Win Again
The Oklahoma Sooners seem to be a team that is on a mission right now. It’s the first year for head coach Lincoln Riley, and they have not skipped a beat from the Bob Stoopes era. The Sooners can score, and score, and their defense is better than most think they are. The Sooners can defend when they need to, despite allowing 25.7 points per game.
Look for the Oklahoma passing game to win this game again. The TCU Horned Frogs could not stop the pass game the first time these two teams met, and not much has changed since then. Oklahoma wins this game, and has a chance to play in the College Football Playoff. Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners -7 over the TCU Horned Frogs at MyBookie.