Bob Stoops is 79-5 in home games. But his Sooners have lost thrice at Owen Field in their last eight home games.
Clearly, OU's homefield mystique is gone. Time was, the Sooners not only won at home, they clubbed visiting teams.
Florida State 47-17. TCU 35-10. Texas Tech 65-21. That, too, is gone. The last couple of years, even when OU is winning at home, it's not all that impressive. Witness the 42-34 survival of Baylor two weeks ago.
Now the Sooners are coming off 50-49 survival at West Virginia, a game in which they gave up 778 total yards.
Now OSU comes to Norman having a Cinderella season. Not a Cinderella team, but Cinderella players. The Cowboys have gone three quarterbacks deep to get to 7-3 and stay on the fringes of the Big 12 title chase.
Virtually anything seems possible in this game in which OU is an 8 1/2-point favorite, but let's go with the Cowboys in the upset.