Three Biggest Trap Games

Sooners Illustrated ranks which games are the most alarming from a stand point of teams that could surprise the Sooners and knock them off.

3. @ Cincinnati--No Brian Kelly. No Tony Pike. No Mardy Gilyard. No problem, right? Not quite. That's three big blows, losing a head coach, quarterback and wide receiver, but the Bearcats, who rank just outside the Top 25 in the preseason polls, are very tough at home. This game falls on the week before Red River Rivalry, so it comes at a time where, although OU is unlikely to overlook them, they could be thinking ahead to the Texas game some. Again, don't expect that to happen, as OU knows what Cincy has in store for them, but it's possible. Trap scale ranking: 3.5 out of 5

2. @ Missouri--This one was much scarier a few days ago before running back Derrick Washington was dismissed. But the Tigers still figure to be a dangerous team from the North Division, especially with quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who will be very solid as a signal caller. The Tigers will be able to put up some points on their opponents this year, and playing in Columbia is tough. Trap scale ranking: 3.75 out of 5

1. @ Texas A&M--Perhaps quarterback Jerrod Johnson and the Texas A&M Aggies are ready to make a statement during the 2010 season. One major way to do so would be to knock off the Sooners, if they were to be undefeated or even a one-loss team heading into College Station in early November. The only question here is can the Aggie defense hold the Sooner offense to few enough points so that its offense can keep up? It will be interesting to see when the two meet on Nov. 6. Trap scale ranking: 4.5 out of 5

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