It feels like it's been a long time since we have played Tech, but here we are only two weeks later gearing up for our second Big 12 conference road trip. A round of applause for the 79.1% of those who chose the correct outcome. I hope you all bought lottery tickets.
|2014 Regular Season Schedule
|Win||Lose||L > 7||L = 7||Tie||W = 7||W > 7|
|8/30/14 6:10 p.m.||Stephen F. Austin||408||0||W 55-16||1||2||1||4||284|
|9/6/14 11:00 a.m.||@Iowa State||389||17||W 32-28||1||3||3||22||380|
|9/18/14 6:30 p.m.||Auburn||297||109||L 20-14||203||27||54||141||46|
|9/27/14 11:00 a.m.||Texas-El Paso||192||0||W 58-28||8||10||0||8||146|
|10/4/14 6:00 p.m.||Texas Tech||188||4||W 45-13||32||26||2||27||330|
|11/20/14 6:00 p.m.||@West Virginia||230||3|
The Wildcats head south for the first time this year against an Oklahoma team that has not had the greatest past two weekends. First, a hard-fought loss against TCU. Then a hard-fought victory against the Longhorns in which their offense was outgained 2:1. Next up? A top 15 opponent coming off a bye who desperately needs a victory against a top-flight opponent to prove it's legitimacy.
Wildcats vs Sooners coverage
There were a lot of pre-season pessimists for this one. It was the only game that the majority voted a loss, with Baylor being the next closest contest. Seeing that it is an away game against a Bob Stoops coached football team, I can't say I blame those 111, myself probably included. But gauging by the few comments I have read from the slate today, I would not be shocked if our collective enthusiasm has changed since mid-August.
According to the S&P+ rankings, their offense is vastly superior to ours, grading out at fifth overall compared to our 46th overall ranking. Defensively the clubs are about as even as it gets, forming a Tiger sandwich around the 15th rated LSU Bayou Bengals. Overall, they out-rank us by 21 places, but most humans think that they are only slightly superior to us.
Never mind all that fancy numbers talk though. It'll be a great game (especially if you go to the Granfalloon) win or lose. Ya'll go 'n vote now, ya hear?