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By Brandon Chatmon Published: November 26, 2010

OU's Landry Jones and the Sooners receivers against OSU's secondary.

OU: Jones has been stellar at times this season and is coming off a great game at Baylor. Ryan Broyles is unstoppable and Kenny Stills will have to be accounted for. But Broyles is the only Sooner receiver averaging more than four receptions per game.

OSU: Andrew McGee leads the Big 12 in interceptions while Markelle Martin is one of the league's top safeties. But OSU has true freshman backups at every position and has struggled in pass coverage in multiple games this season.

OU's running backs vs OSU's linebackers

OU: DeMarco Murray brings athleticism and versatility to the table with his pass catching abilities while freshman Roy Finch has emerged as an X factor in the Sooner offense since returning from ankle injury. But Murray has just four games of 100 rushing yards or more and one of more than 115 rushing yards.

OSU: Orie Lemon is one of the Big 12's top linebackers and is the foundation of the Cowboy defense. Justin Gent is solid and OSU's defense has improved in the four games since freshman Shaun Lewis entered the starting lineup including two games holding opponents under 300 total yards. But Murray and Finch both excel in one-on-one situations with linebackers.

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