Cloudy Crystal Ball: Game 5

TCU, Oklahoma bring great defenses to Big 12 contest

Each week of the college football season brings its own set of crazy predictions. Some are out of this world. Some are just lazy and will definitely be achieved. We at Sooners Illustrated have our own set of weekly predictions. See what appears as we gaze into our cloudy crystal ball for Oklahoma’s Game 5 matchup against TCU.

The Sooners will have less than 100 yards on the ground. . . There might not be a better run defense on Oklahoma’s schedule than TCU. If the Horned Frogs want to force Trevor Knight to beat them, then Knight will have to beat them. Based on what they’ve seen, that’s probably the safer route.

Oklahoma will trail in the second half. . . Think West Virginia’s offense – maybe a little less complex and potent – with a talented defense behind it. Unlike two weeks ago, this won’t be a game of waiting for Oklahoma’s offense to finally break through. The Sooners will have to take full advantage of every opportunity that they have against the best defense they’ve faced.

This game will have fewer points than any other Oklahoma single-game total. . . To clarify a little bit, there will be fewer than 34 total points in this game, which was Oklahoma’s total against Tennessee. Two really great defenses won’t break easily. Would anyone be surprise by a 17-14 game or a 20-14 result?

What are your predictions?


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