No. 7 Oklahoma may have already locked up its spot in the Big 12 Championship Game, but the end-of-year rivalry game with No. 21 Oklahoma State still has College Football Playoff implications. After one half, the Sooners and Cowboys are locked in a tight game with Oklahoma carrying a 20-13 edge.
As one would expect, the big playmakers have already had their moments. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts has rushed for a touchdown, caught another on a trick play and has more than 100 yards passing. Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard has 79 yards on the ground and a score. Both players are also in the Heisman Trophy conversation, so there’s a good chance the player with the bigger game on Saturday could find himself in New York. Hubbard leads the nation with 1,832 yards and 20 touchdowns coming into the game.
The question for Oklahoma State is whether it has enough offensive firepower besides Hubbard to upset its biggest rival. Credit Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, who has gotten backup quarterback Dru Brown involved with some well-timed runs and deep passes. Is it enough? Oklahoma has one touchdown off a turnover and that’s the difference in the game.