Why OU will win
4. Stoops' teams also win big in the regular season when doubted: Stoops has typically been a supreme motivator for his OU teams when they play ranked, upstart teams in the regular season -- particularly when those games are at home. Think Iowa State in 2002 (49-3), OSU in 2003 (52-9), Missouri twice in 2007 (41-31 and 38-17), Texas Tech in 2008 (65-21), OSU in 2009 (27-0) and Florida State in 2010 (47-17).
Photo: OU's Mossis Madu leaps over Florida State's Greg Reid during the second half of the Sooners' 2010 victory over Florida State at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman Archives