Is anyone going to beat the Oklahoma Sooners(College Football)?

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  1. Shane Martin

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    When the BCS polls come out they'll be number 1. They've won 20 straight games and Stoops(the coach) has never lost to a top 10 team.
    Why aren't they number 1?
    Who is going to beat them?
    The First question is kinda strange as they have had to prove they were the best team all this year. I guess the polls really don't matter and the BCS poll does which makes them number 1 by a long shot.
    2nd question is probably going to be answered by several folks including next weeks' opponent(ie Nebraska at Nebraska). For one, I'm excited about this game because it is one of the best rivalries around. Regardless of your tendancies to root for which team this will be a great game if not the best of the year.
    Their next opponents are Tulsa(/yawn), Texas A&M(rather difficult but at home atleast), Texas Tech(road game but still not much of an opponent), and Oklahoma State(no chance of beating OU).
    IF and when all goes well they will play in the Big 12 championship game(probably Nebraska again or Colorado).
    IMHO the National title game will be OU vs maybe UCLA if not Florida(Stoops' previous job).
    Oklahoma has a large win streak previously so this is not a far fetched suggestion that they might do the same. It's scary to admit that a large percentage of their team is sophomores and juniors [​IMG]
     
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    I feel sorry for TU, their coach has so much heart, too bad he can't be out on the field playing. Honestly I hope OU gets beat by the Huskers, as I am tired of all the fairweather OU fans. If OU wins another title this year, it will be real hard for them to keep Stoops, they are already scraping the bottom of the bucket to find money for the guy to stay there.
     
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    BTW, I never knew there was this many Tulsa people, maybe we should plan a meet sometime.
     
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    Wow!!! People on the HTF talking about college football? [​IMG]
    For my 2 cents, I think that for the Sooners to make it to the Rose Bowl, two things must happen.
    1. Sooners beat Nebraska
    - I think this one will be a little closer than last year. I don't know who'll win, but the Sooners won't have that easy of a time this time around. Nebraska's passing is no longer anemic like it was last year.
    2. Sooners win the Big XII title game
    - This one's a given. This assumes, of course, that scenario #1 takes place.
    Personally, I think Stoops should stick around and keep adding to the dynasty that Oklahoma is. Just for the sake of argument, I don't think he's going to leave. As a hypothetical scenario, who would want to go to, say, the Washington Redskins?
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    Check out my sig. [​IMG]
    Seriously, I have high hopes for this year's team. It's not like the McNown teams where we had an all-world offense and a Pop Warner level defense. We're bringing it on both sides of the ball this year.
    Unfortunately we now enter our toughest stretch of the season. UCLA plays at Stanford (who just downed Oregon and snapped a 23 game home winning streak for the Ducks) and then off to Washington State (7-0). Then we get to host Oregon, who will be pissed at losing their first game of the season. And then our rivals at USC field a good team and the game doesn't always follow the teams' records. Then our makeup game against ASU, well, UCLA remembers what happened in the last makeup game we had (Miami in 1998).
    If UCLA is fortunate enough and good enough to win the last 5 games of the season, I think they have earned the right to play in the Rose Bowl.
    Regardless, we do have a good team, and we're bowl bound, so that's an accomplishment. But you can tell the team is definitely setting their sights on a higher prize this year.
    Good luck to all of you alma maters (unless they're playing my alma mater)!
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    UCLA is definitely going to playing someone for the national championship. And I'm not just saying that because I go there...although it does play heavily into my decision [​IMG]
    We have one of the best defenses in the country, AND, like Carlos just said, our offense is pretty damn good as well. For the first time in quite awhile we're amazing on both sides of the ball.
    quote: And then our rivals at USC field a good team and the game doesn't always follow the teams' records.[/quote]
    Can't wait for that game! Hopefully I won't get too drunk...I'd like to remember the actual game for once [​IMG]
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    Nebraska has the best chance of beating the Sooners this year. Eric Crouch causes serious matchup problems for any defense, even OU's. Remember the field day K-State's freshman quarterback had in Norman? Still, Stoops' team is battle-hardened and their big-game experience should be the difference.
     
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    Yep, with a Bedlam game you never know what is going to happen.
    Who knows, maybe Tulsa will somehow beat them??? It COULD happen.
     
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    Funny story...a few years back, I made a bet with my roommate that TU would win over OU (his alma mater).
    Towards the end of the game, we revised the bet to state that TU would score a touchdown...or a field goal.
    I lost.
    But I still gotta root for my alma mater. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    I also think the Rose Bowl game is going to be OU vs UCLA this year. I've been watching UCLA football for about the past 5 years and this is definately the most well rounded team we have had. UCLA has got some really tough games coming up (I will be driving up to Stanford to lend my support next week), so if UCLA finishes the season undefeated I think it would be a crime not to send them to the Rose Bowl. As long as the team stays healthy (Foster, Paus, Thomas, our secondary) I think that UCLA has the best chance of anyone to end OU's streak. It should be very interesting to see what happens though, I have kinda gotten used to having my hopes shattered by UCLA not living up to expectations...
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    Let's go Penn State! Have to root for my alma mater, even if they're not having a bowl-worthy year. A little misguided loyalty is better than no loyalty at all!
    They did look good on Sat. vs Northwestern - maybe this is the start of their turnaround! At the very least I hope they get one more "W" so JoePa gets the victory record (before Bowden breaks it).
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    Oklahoma State has a real decent shot at beating ou.
    I mean look at all the players we have. We have the 2nd best receiver in the Big 12, 3rd best in the nation, oops same player, and we have um...OK never mind the players.
    We have this great coach we hired... um never mind about that.
    Um...OK we're going to get spanked.
    Carlo,
    The Bruins come to Stillwater next year to spank us too, along with Texas A&M, Nebraska, OU and a couple of other teams. What a great home schedule we have. [​IMG]
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    Phillip that is the most ridiculous schedule I've ever seen [​IMG]
    I'm glad you see the light about the pokes in Football [​IMG]
    Now on the basketball front The pokes are quite good. Ou isn't too shaby either. Let the fun begin!
     
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    Philip,
    Well, your team shouldn't have to worry about the BCS Strength of Schedule coefficient next year. That's got to be one of the toughest I've seen in a long time. Don't fear the Bruins too much. They lose: DeShaun Foster, Kenyon Coleman, Robert Thomas, Marques Anderson, Ryan Nece, Jason Stephens, and some linemen on both sides of the ball. Next year we'll be lucky to be a top 20 team.
    And as big a Bruin supporter as I am, I still have to respect our upcoming schedule of Stanford, WSU, Oregon, USC (always tough) and ASU (just spanked Oregon State, but who hasn't?). Miami and VTech shouldn't sweat it because the chances of both UCLA and Oklahoma/Nebraska going undefeated are pretty slim. Someone's going to drop a game due to the tough matchups. If there's anything that's true in this BCS race, it's that if the team takes care of business, the BCS will take care of the team. Think if Miami wouldn't have lost that game last year, then they, not Florida State, would have been in the championship game.
     
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