One of the hardest things in sports is beating a team twice.
On Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, that’s exactly what Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners will try to do with TCU. Riley isn’t going to change a thing going into a matchup that will decide whether the Sooners will play for a national championship or not.
In Monday’s Big 12 Teleconference, Riley expanded on a bit of his strategy. “Each game we’re gonna be more familiar with each other. Guys are going to know the personnel a little bit better,” Riley said.
Riley continued, “I don’t think any side is going to come in and completely scrap what they do.”
It’s wise not to completely overhaul your system heading into a massive game, but there might be some changes from the Horned Frogs. Kenny Hill only hit on 14 of 29 passes against the Sooners, not ideal against a secondary that has had so many problems this season. The Horned Frogs also only rushed for 155 yards, which isn’t bad, but not enough to beat an offensive juggernaut like the Sooners.
The bottom line is that someone is going to come into this game with a few wrinkles, and the team that adjusts better will win.
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