From Staff Reports • Modified: November 26, 2010 at 10:13 am •
Published: November 26, 2010
Here's a look at how The Oklahoman's college football coverage staff picked Saturday's game:
BERRY TRAMEL, COLUMNIST
OSU, 33-31: I like the way OU is playing, and the Sooners most definitely could win, but I like the way the Cowboys are playing, too, and even more so, WHERE the Cowboys are playing. In Stillwater.
JENNI CARLSON, COLUMNIST
OSU, 37-31: The Cowboys have too many offensive weapons. Getting pressure on Weeden is key, but the Sooners aren't going to be able to do that consistently without blitzing and leaving the secondary vulnerable.
BRANDON CHATMON, OSU BEAT WRITER
OSU, 38-31: In a high-scoring,Â competitive game, Oklahoma State pulls it out thanks to its opportunistic defense which forces at least one game-changing turnover. Offensively, the Cowboys running game has great success as Hunter, Randle and Smith each make key play in the victory.
JOHN HELSLEY, OSU BEAT WRITER
OSU, 41-35: Cowboys offense just keeps revealing weapons. And Weeden and Co. are only getting more comfortable and proficient in the system.Â In aÂ Bedlam classic, OSU's edge at kicker is the difference.
JAKE TROTTER, OU BEAT WRITER
OU, 34-31: OU is accustomed to the national stage, while this is relatively new territory for the Cowboys. All pressure is on them. Plus, anytime a Bob Stoops team is not expected to win, it often does (See Bedlam 2009).
MIKE BALDWIN, OU BEAT WRITER
OSU, 38-31: OU's defense at times has been vulnerableÂ against good running backs. Kendall Hunter is the best back the Sooners have seen. Hunter is the difference in a shootout.
MIKE SHERMAN, SPORTS EDITOR
OSU, 37-35: OU's ability to run and defend the run has been its biggest advantage in this series in the Stoops era. This time the Cowboys hold the edge there.