Five-star recruit Jamarkus McFarland has eliminated LSU from consideration and will commit to either Oklahoma or Texas. McFarland, a defensive tackle out of Lufkin, Texas, is the No. 13 overall prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound McFarland is also ranked No. 18 overall by Scout.com and No. 51 by ESPNU.
Hot ticketPurchasing a ticket to Saturday’s game between No. 2 Texas Tech and No. 5 Oklahoma isn’t cheap. Tickets are going for a minimum of $150 on the ticket-selling Web site StubHub.com. Lower level seats are up to $1,500 apiece. The game is also the best-selling OU home game in StubHub history based on dollar volume, according to company spokeswoman Joellen Ferrer.
Home grownThe state of Oklahoma has been a pipeline of talent for Texas Tech over the years. This year, nine Oklahomans are on the Tech roster, led by defensive tackle Colby Whitlock of Noble. On the season, Whitlock has 29 tackles, five for losses and a sack.
Containing CrabtreeLast year, Tech All-American wide receiver Michael Crabtree gashed OU for 12 catches, 154 yards and a TD in a 34-27 win. The Sooner defense is putting a special emphasis this week on containing Crabtree. "The thing we need to do on defense is make sure to limit his catches and limit his yards after the catches,” safety Nic Harris said. "If we can do that and take away the run game, we should be fine.”
Quotable"In class talking to my friends, just talking to people, everyone here is excited for this game. Even the energy in the locker room yesterday, I felt as a team, we had the most energy for a Monday practice that we’ve had in a long time. I think everyone is excited to play on Saturday.” — quarterback Sam Bradford BY JAKE TROTTER