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Bedlam matchups: Who has the edge at each position?

By Jake Trotter Modified: November 26, 2010 at 12:00 am •  Published: November 26, 2010


Both OU's Landry Jones and OSU's Brandon Weeden have been playing their best ball down the stretch. And their statistics are similar. But Weeden has been the most consistent player.

Edge: OSU

Running backs

Both teams are loaded at the position, explaining why the “diamond” three-back offense has been such a weapon for both. But as good as OU's DeMarco Murray has been, OSU's Kendall Hunter is a Doak Walker finalist for a reason.

Edge: OSU

Receivers/tight ends

The Biletnikoff Award could come down to whoever plays best between OU's Ryan Broyles and OSU's Justin Blackmon. If one is better than the other, it's by a small margin. OSU's supporting cast of Josh Cooper, Bo Bowling and Michael Harrison (99 catches, 1,088 yards, 7 TDs combined), however, has been more prolific as a unit than Kenny Stills, Trey Franks and James Hanna (79 catches, 948 yards, 9 TDs)

Edge: OSU

Offensive line

The Sooners are better this year up front and have reduced their penchant for penalties dramatically. But they still haven't quite put it together for a string of games. OSU, meanwhile, might have the best line in the entire Big 12 and can run block just as well as it protects Weeden.

Edge: OSU

Defensive line

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