The Big 12 Championship Game…
I don’t want to rain on everyone’s parade, but this team has to win one more game to lock up its trip to a possible National Championship game. I say this because, I really do believe that this OU team could get er’ done this year.
Unfortunately, we must now play a conference championship game for no apparent reason. I know the conference has to help pay the bills for the bottom feeders in the league, but really…
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sold the game to Big 12 schools as a way to ensure that the Big 12 champion would make the playoffs. As you can see from the computer model below, OU should have wrapped up that feat Saturday night.
I know you are thinking why should Sooner fans be worried after we demolished TCU just three weeks ago. First, this what bloggers do, secondly, playing the same team three weeks apart is a recipe for disaster and thirdly, I have a really good memory.
I can remember all too well, another Big 12 Championship December night back in 2003. That was when a four-loss K-State team coached by Bill Snyder, Gary Patterson’s mentor derailed OU’s season and our quest for an eighth National Championship.
I think the Sooner Nation should petition the Big 12 office to end the Big 12 season right now. That of course will not happen, but you catch my drift. After yesterday’s games the latest ESPN FiveThirtyEight computer model shows OU as a lock for the playoffs.
Chances of making the CFP playoffs after Saturday’s games.
- OU 68%
- Clemson 67%
- Auburn 52%
- Alabama 52%
- Wisconsin 50%
- Georgia 43%
- Ohio State 32%
- Miami 24%
- TCU 6%
The Sooners can still make the playoffs with a loss next Saturday, but we will have to sweat out the Ohio State/Wisconsin game. That game just a lot tighter with the J.T. Barrett’s injury.
Bob Bowlsby, the Big 12 Commissioner who came up with this Big 12 Championship scheme had better hope that OU wins next Saturday.
Otherwise, the guy should be fired on the spot…