Arguably OU’s biggest home game in history will be Saturday at 6;30 PM. Here are my thoughts on the game.
First we can answer some of the questions you have asked recently.
Q: How good do you think this WR core really can become? I dont think we have seen true potential yet from Mead, Dahu Green, AD Miller, and Mykel Jones. We need to do some more jump ball passes to Mead?
A: Good question. We haven’t really seen much of Dahu Green because of injury so it’s hard to judge the kind of impact he’ll have when he returns. Jeffrey Mead has started and played quite a bit in the first two games and hasn’t really found a great way to get open. He can’t seem to create space, and when he does, he doesn’t really catch it. Mykel Jones on the other hand, is forcing Lincoln Riley to put him on the field. His performance last game should result in more snaps. AD Miller has looked really solid early on, he needs the ball in his hands more. I think the WR core has a chance to be special as long as everyone keeps progressing and holding onto the ball. (@Jarvis Baxter)
Q: How will the secondary be able to hang with the Ohio State WRs?
A: They won’t be able to stop them, they will have to slow them down. Parrish Cobb looked pretty good last week but it was against ULM. Jordan Thomas can hold his own but the secondary as a whole is really going to have to step up. I would love to be proven wrong, but I don’t like this matchup.
Bullet Point Predictions:
- Joe Mixon will be the featured back
- Mark Andrews will have 100 yards receiving
- JT Barrett will have 250 passing yards
- Mykel Jones scores a touchdown
- Baker Mayfield gets sacked more than three times
- Jarvis Baxter will return a punt for a TD
- It will be a shootout
- O/U is 63, and I’m going with over
- OU gives up less than 100 yards rushing
- Neville Gallimore gets two sacks
Importance Of Game:
Pretty simple. OU loses, they are out of the playoff conversation. OU wins, and they are right back in it. OU has to win to stay alive. This game goes further than just this year though, as OU has its biggest recruiting weekend in program history. Biggest prospect, Jeffrey Okudah, who has both the Sooners and the Buckeyes in his top six and are both considered front runners.
OU- 45 Ohio State- 42
Ohio State will get off to a slow start but will pick it up late and go ahead deep into the fourth quarter. It’ll take a clutch Baker Mayfield drive and a little Sooner Magic to close out the game.
STRIPE THE STADIUM
ODD NUMBERS WEAR WHITE, EVEN NUMBERS WEAR RED