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No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma 2020: Preview

The Cowboys have the higher ranking in the AP Poll but the Sooners are favored by a touchdown at home.

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Oklahoma State will look to shut out Oklahoma from another Big 12 Championship Game appearance with a win in Bedlam tonight at 6:30 on ABC.

The No. 14 ranked Cowboys (5-1, 4-1 Big 12) outlasted Kansas State 20-18 on the road on Nov. 7 before a bye last weekend. Oklahoma State is a half game back of Iowa State in the Big 12 standings but does hold the tie-breaker with a win over the Cyclones. There are plenty of scenarios in play for the Big 12 Championship Game but the most likely one involves the winner of Bedlam against the winner of Iowa State’s game with Texas next weekend.

Chuba Hubbard rushed for 104 yards in a Bedlam loss last season and averaged just 4.3 yards-per-carry in that game. Spencer Sanders and Tylan Wallace didn’t participate against OU last season due to injury. The Cowboys bounced back from an overtime loss against Texas with a win against Kansas State in its last game but the team has struggled with injuries the last few weeks.

Oklahoma started 0-2 in Big 12 play and fell out of the AP Top 25 before an overtime win over Texas at the Cotton Bowl. The Sooners haven’t looked back, beating TCU, Texas Tech and Kansas to improve to 5-2 and 4-2 in Big 12 play. Spencer Rattler passed for 212 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 62-9 win over Kansas in OU’s last game. Rhamondre Stevenson rushed for 104 yards and two scores in the win over Kansas.

The Sooners defense has really improved in recent weeks. The OU defense allowed TCU to score 14 points and held Kansas to just nine points. Texas Tech scored 28 points though half of those points came with the game out of hand in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State 88-19-7. Cowboy coach Mike Gundy is just 2-13 against the Sooners. Oklahoma State’s last win against Oklahoma came in 2014 in Norman 38-35 in overtime. Gundy’s other win against Oklahoma came in 2011 when the Cowboys rocked the Sooners 44-10 in Stillwater.

Recent History

2019: OU 34-16 in Stillwater

2018: OU 48-47 in Norman

2017: OU 62-52 in Stillwater

2016: OU 38-20 in Norman

2015: OU 58-23 in Stillwater

Follow Along on Twitter:

Oklahoma State: @CowboysRFF, @CowboyFB

Oklahoma: @CCMachine, @OU_Football

Odds:

Favorites: OU by 7

Over/Under: 60.5

How to Watch:

What: No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium; Norman, Oklahoma

TV: ABC