Time to re-hash an old game we like to play here on the site around this time of year. It’s time for way-too-early score predictions, including our best and worst case scenarios for each of Oklahoma’s 2014 opponents.
First on the list is Oklahoma’s home and season opener against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on August 30. This match-up is only available on pay-per-view, if that tells you anything about Louisiana Tech. However, stranger things have happened.
Best Case Scenario: Trevor Knight rips apart the Bulldogs defense with his feet and his arm, and helps Oklahoma win by 50. This, honestly, should be an easy win. A tune-up game if you will. Oklahoma, fresh off its Sugar Bowl victory, should have no problems beating up on a Louisiana Tech team just happy to get the opportunity to travel to Norman and give a 110% effort against a big D1 power like Oklahoma. The Sooner defense is loaded with talent, and whether Frank Shannon plays or not, this is a game OU should be able to win without much trouble at all.
Worst Cast Scenario: Obviously, the worst case scenario is always losing. However, with Louisiana Tech, I think the biggest thing to fear is a Sugar crash. Maybe Oklahoma comes in to this game thinking they should win easy, but Louisiana Tech pounces on the opportunity to get a few cheap scores on a lazy OU squad in the first quarter. Oklahoma has had some slow starts in the past, but they always find a way to rally—LIKE THAT ONE TIME THEY HAD TO BUST OUT A TRICK PLAY TO SHIFT THE MOMENTUM AGAINST KANSAS. In this scenario, which really isn’t too far-fetched, Oklahoma should still be able to pull away, pending a serious injury. Tech just doesn’t have it in them.
June Score Prediction: Oklahoma 63, Louisiana Tech 3. That’s right, OU wins by 60, COUNT ‘EM 60 POINTS. Trevor Knight shuts up the haters, Bob Stoops puts me in with the sixth stringers at halftime, and we all get out of Owen Field by 9:30. HOORAH!
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