No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 TCU are set to square off on Saturday with College Football Playoff and Big 12 implications on the line, and the College GameDay crew likes the Sooners.
In what’s one of seven ranked matchups on the college football slate on Saturday, this Big 12 battle will pit Baker Mayfield and the Sooners top-ranked offense against an elite unit opposite of them in the Horned Frogs defense. The GameDay crew attempted to predict which of these two powers will prevail in Norman, Okla., with favor falling on the side of the Oklahoma. Only one person, Desmond Howard, picked the Frogs.
College GameDay picks for TCU at Oklahoma
- Desmond Howard – TCU
- Alex Rodriguez (guest picker) – Oklahoma
- Lee Corso – Oklahoma
- Kirk Herbstreit – Oklahoma
With just two regular season games remaining beyond this anticipated Week 11 showdown, the winner will improve to 9-1 assume pole position in the Big 12 and take another step towards its playoff aspirations, while the loser will ultimately be left settling for some other bowl.
Recent history in this series has seen the Sooners celebrate victory far more often than not. Although Oklahoma leads the all-time series 11-5, the Sooners have won four of the last five and each of the last two, although Oklahoma’s last two wins came by a total of seven points.
This time around, considering what’s at stake, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the 2017 edition of these two in-conference foes proved to be yet another nail-biter. Oklahoma currently holds a projected 64.5 percent win probability, per ESPN’s FPI.
The Sooners and Horned Frogs will square off at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
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