This game looks like a blowout on paper, but the game is not played on paper. It will be played at Kyle Field where A&M has always played OU tough against similar odds. OU's offense is purring right now, so it's hard to think A&M's young defense can slow them down significantly. The defense needs some breaks in the form of turnovers, and I think for A&M to have any chance they need a turnover ratio of +2. Throw in one good defensive stop, and then this could be a game because the OU defense has been struggling of late due to injuries. The injury situation is getting even worse for Stoops with all-Big 12 pass rusher Auston English sidelined for this game, along with the existing loss of Ryan Reynolds. Even before the loss of English, the defense had been uncharacteristically struggling so the rejuvenated Aggie offense should make some hay and score points. Will it be enough? Probably not, but it will be closer than the pundits indicate. Oh, expect the OU secondary to take shots at Jeff Fuller for his last minute switch last January, but Fuller will get the last laugh and will have at least one TD catch.
Texas A&M: 35
The Aggies have put together a nice 2-game win streak, so it will be a shame to see it come to an end when the Sooners come to town. Jerrod has not faced defensive backs as tough as the ones he will face this Saturday, and could very well throw as many interceptions as he does touchdowns. A&M could keep this close for a half, but Sam Bradford will pull away in the second for an easy Oklahoma victory.
Texas A&M: 24
There may not be a more complete offense in the NCAA this year than the Oklahoma Sooners. On paper, this spells disaster for A&M, although I am pleased that freshman stars such as Trent Hunter and Terrance Frederick seem to be only getting better every game. Still, it's hard to imagine Oklahoma not getting to 50 yet again this year, so the task falls to the Aggie offense to keep up with the Sooners. From what I hear, Bradley Stephens' fumble issues have cleared up, so he could give the team a much needed boost if Mike Goodson is unable to go. Texas A&M has covered the last 5 home games against Oklahoma, and with injuries catching up to the OU defense, I predict that the Aggie offense will surprise many by staying within a touchdown until the fourth quarter, where youth will show itself in a costly turnover or two to let Oklahoma roll late.
Texas A&M: 30
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