How about what's perceived as a big game that winds up being a snoozer? Oklahoma State would seem to fit. The Sooners (finally) have the Cowboys back in Norman. Even with a season to develop, OSU still will likely look a lot different offensively in 2012. The run game hurt OU in 2011, but the Sooners will have avenging on their minds this time.
Worst Traffic Jam
The state fair dictated that the OU-Texas game shift from Oct. 6 to Oct. 13, but now the game will coincide with the Austin City Limits festival. That could make Interstate 35 through the state a nightmare, even more than it already is that weekend.
Deep in the Heart
Three of Oklahoma's five non-home games in the league, including the Red River game, will be played in the state of Texas. The Sooners were already scheduled to play at TCU, though that game went from September to Dec. 1 at redeveloped Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. OU might very well add a fourth game in Texas, traveling the opening week to UTEP.
Single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Season tickets are currently sold out. To join a waiting list, contact the ticket office at (405) 325-2424 or (800) 456-GoOU. Season tickets are also available to Sooner Club members willing to make a minimum donation.