If you ask the experts at Sports Illustrated, the Oklahoma Sooners have the Big 12 title game in the bag against TCU.
The Sooners were picked by all six SI experts that submitted their predictions for the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday. Andy Staples, Chris Johnson, Molly Geery, Eric Single, Scooby Axom and Joan Niesen all picked Oklahoma. Bruce Feldman did not reveal his prediction.
“Betting against Baker Mayfield in a big game isn’t that wise of a decision,” Axom wrote. “The Sooners better score early and often against TCU. The Horned Frogs have allowed a grand total of three points in the second half of their last seven games.”
The Sooners are one of two Power 5 conference teams that SI unanimously chose to win. Auburn is the heavy favorite to win the SEC title, according to the panel.
Most experts are picking Oklahoma. ESPN’s two analysts both picked the Sooners to cover the 7-point spread. Two members of FOX’s panel expect Baker Mayfield and company to win the national championship, and all members have them in the Playoff.
It’s tough to beat a Gary Patterson team twice in one year. But Mayfield, Lincoln Riley and the rest of the Sooners have what it takes.
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