Big 12 North: Battle of Bedlam

Discussion in 'Pushing for Paydirt' started by Philstyle3005, Sep 30, 2013.

?

Who Wins the Battle of Bedlam?

  1. Oklahoma

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Oklahoma St.

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Philstyle3005

    Philstyle3005 Walk On

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,481
    [​IMG]
    #12 Oklahoma 9-2 (5-2)
    #24 Oklahoma St. 7-4 (5-2)
    Oklahoma leads the series all time 82-18-7
    The Oklahoma St. Cowboys will travel to Norman to take on the #12 Sooners in a game to decided the Big 12 North Champion and who will represent the North in the Big 12 Championship. The #1 TCU Horned Frogs have already locked their spot up in the Conference Championship regardless of the outcome in their game with Texas Tech.


    [​IMG]

    The Cowboys came into this season with high expectations, but dropped a few unexpected games, but are still in position to win a Big 12 Championship. Redshirt Junior QB JW Walsh leads the Cowboys and has had a decent season throwing for over 3,000 yards with 25 TDs but has also thrown 15 INTs. Walsh is a dual threat QB who also has over 200 yards on the ground with 6 TDs but has fumbled 3 times. Desmond Roland is the running back in this system but doesn't get as many touches as most thought he would. He's only rushed the ball 90 times for 434 yards and only has 2 TDs. Josh Stewart has been Walsh's favorite target this season catching 74 receptions for 934 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has had a very solid season so far.

    Defensively, the trio of Jimmy Bean, Trace Clark, and Sam Wren have combined for 15 sacks and 24 Tackles for Losses giving opposing teams offensive lines all kinds of trouble. James Castleman at defensive tackle is a stopped all by himself and has gotten to the QB on 7 separate occasions. He also has 12 TFL and has really just been a dominate force for the Cowboys. They'll miss this senior next year.

    Keys to winning:

    • Passing the ball effectively
    • Limiting mistakes and turnovers
    • Establishing the running game with Roland and not getting away from it
    • Forcing Blake Bell to make turnovers and limiting his big plays.
    • Keep the ball out of Metoyer's hands.



    [​IMG]

    Oklahoma comes into this game as a top 15 team in the country. Coming into the season and looking at the roster, it looked as if the Sooners were poised for a National Championship run. A few stumbles here and there have stopped them from that, but they are still looking at having a very successful season that could end up with a Conference Championship and BCS Bowl bid. The SR Blake Bell lead this team and has had a great season throwing for almost 3400 yards with 29 touchdowns to 12 INTs. He has also almost rushed for 500 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground, but does have 3 fumbles which is a weird stat for a guy that can really take a hit, and give one out when he runs the ball. Bell is not a fast guy, but he can really break a tackle and pick up extra unexpected yardage. The Sooners will start Roy Finch at HB but he will split some time with Sophomore Alex Ross. Finch has done alright in the running game with just over 600 yards, but has more than 400 yards receiving for the Sooners. Trey Metoyer, the White House, Texas product, has been Blake's favorite WR this season with over 1,200 yards receiving and 9 TDs.

    Defensively, the two SRs Chuka Ndulue and Geneo Grissom are two of the best defensive ends in the conference. Their stats may not reflect it this season, but these guys are tough to stop. Mix those two in with Jordan Peterson at Defensive Tackle and you have a defensive line that will cause you problems all game long. In the secondary, the Sooners have one of the best safeties in the nation Gabe Lynn. He's been a playmaker all season long and will need to continue that against JW Walsh and the Cowboys.

    Keys to Winning:

    • Blake Bell to play like Blake Bell
    • Get the ball to Trey and get it to him often.
    • Frustrate JW Walsh early and force him into turnovers.


    Pushing for Paydirt

    I've attached a poll. Vote on who you think will win as this is a very important game for both teams.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. gwill

    gwill Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,401
    I agree with mostly all of your points on our end on our keys to success. Just a little insight into us coming away with a victory is to:

    • Start fast. In last year's game we went up early on a huge TD pass and that really jump started the team. On the road, in a hostile environment, on Senior day, a quick score or an early 3 & out can do wonders.
    • Weather the storm. Early in the year we didn't weather the storm well at all. We've done a much better job of understanding that at some point in time, things in the game isn't going to go our way. When that happens stick together and keep fighting.
    • Contain the run game. In our defensive scheme the front 4 are crucial to our success. The big guys up front need to play on the side of the line and get off blocks.
    • Capitalize on Sooner mistakes. Last year two key reasons we won were b/c we got to the QB for 5 sacks. Eventually getting to the QB led to 3 picks. Also in that game they had time mismanagement issues. Leading 10-3, they decided to take their time in the 2 minute drill, which kept points off the board. If we force turnovers, we need to score 6, not 3.
    • No Turnovers/Win the Turnover Margin. The biggest issue with our team is turnovers. QB rule #1 for us is be smart with the football. We haven't lost a game when we win the turnover battle. Forcing turnovers is going to be crucial. We have nearly 30+ sacks, but only 4 interceptions. For us to win, we need both.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Philstyle3005

    Philstyle3005 Walk On

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,481
    2 votes? Well I tried.
     
  4. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    12,536
    I voted (y)
     
  5. Philstyle3005

    Philstyle3005 Walk On

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,481
    So one of the votes wasn't even from someone in the league? Haha. I feel even better now
     
  6. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    12,536
    No there is three now- look at all the attention you are getting for PFP.
     
  7. Philstyle3005

    Philstyle3005 Walk On

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,481
    haha well that is better than the 2 I had this morning. Expected a little better turn out for this important game, especially from the fellow Big 12 members but oh well.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,935
    I read the content and forgot to vote LOL. :facepalm:
     

Share This Page