Oklahoma rivals battle Saturday in a win-win for Sooner fans


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Not many teams have two bye weeks in September. Let alone the fact they come before and after one game. However, that is the hand OU’s schedule was dealt, and with their final bye week approaching, Sooner fans will have to succumb to watching the rest of the country.

One game that should intrigue many fans is Oklahoma State’s battle with the 12th ranked Texas Longhorns. Sooner fans’ most-hated rivals will square off in Stillwater, and I can not wait.

The Cowboys have already fallen victim this year to Arizona and will not be unblemished heading in to this game. Texas on the other hand has taken care of business against the likes of Wyoming and New Mexico. The Horns, also, earned a cheap road win against “SEC opponent” Ole Miss.

Now, both UT and the Pokes have a lot of questions still to be answered, but this game could help decrease the number of them.

Oklahoma State’s defense did not look as good as many expected against Arizona. Also, the availability of starting quarterback Wes Lunt is unknown. The Cowboys can not rely on Joseph Randle and the run game to put up Savannah State-type numbers every Saturday, so how do they stack up against Texas?

Well at this point, I would say they have a good chance at knocking off a Texas team currently in the Top 15. Yes, the Horns are undefeated, but have they really been challenged? Also, is it not a little early (looking at you Sooner fans) to be judging Oklahoma State off one late night game in the desert?

Right now, Texas is only a three-point favorite, and for good reason. So put rankings aside for a minute, because this one truly is a coin flip.

There are plenty of OU fans who probably do not care who wins this game either way. Mainly, Oklahoma State or Texas is guaranteed to lose, which is a win-win for Sooner fans.

Although, there is ample reason to favor one team over the other. Who would not love for Texas to be undefeated heading in to the Red River Shootout only to lose to Oklahoma, assuming the Sooners fix what is clearly broken?

Though, who would not like to see Oklahoma State beat Texas and expose the Longhorns two weeks shy of that big one in Dallas?

It will be interesting match-up, and I enjoin all Sooner fans to watch this one closely. Though, that should not be a problem, unless you really want to see some good ole Big Ten football on prime time or are dying to see Looper starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which hits theaters this weekend.