Bob Stoops was a featured guest on Craig James weekly podcast. Gives his take on the 2015 schedule, who's leading the offense, and his sleeper on defense.
I like the perspective, honestly. But some things could have easily gone the other way. WVU and Texas, for example.
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Here's what our friends over at The Smoking Musket are saying about tonight's game.
Raise your hand if you have any idea what's going to happen game-to-game in the Big 12 conference. If your hand is raised, sorry, but you're lying. With every team playing no more than three games, only two, Kansas and Iowa State, are left undefeated. Texas is good, right? Well, they were number one in these rankings last week. Spoiler alert: They're not this week. The Horns got blasted by 21 to Oklahoma last Monday. They followed that up with a loss at Oklahoma State.
The Kansas State Wildcats (9-7, 2-1 Big 12)...well, they pulled off what was statistically the most improbable feat of their season (yes, that includes going to Allen Fieldhouse and securing a victory), traveling to the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman and knocking off the (#16/#18) Oklahoma Sooners in overtime, 66-63. K-State was a 14-point dog coming into the contest, and Kenpom.com had Oklahoma listed as a 94% favorite. We weren't supposed to win. But that's why they play the games.
As with the Ole Miss-TCU game, I felt really, really sorry for OU's defense. The Sooners gave up a long touchdown on Clemson's first play of the game, and Cole Stoudt certainly had more success in this game than he did for good portions of the year. But including sacks, Stoudt still only averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt -- better than it should have been, but not amazing -- and the Clemson ground game went nowhere. OU's defense played well enough to keep the Sooners in the game ... and the OU offense was just a horror show. (I could also have said this about Clemson's defense for about half of this season.)
As the Oklahoma Sooners emphatically opened up their Big 12 season, it was TaShawn Thomas’ presence down low that proved again to be the major element that OU was lacking a season ago.
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You gotta check out this video from SoonerSportsTV as the Sooners celebrate owning Texas.