1. Weak non-conference
This was supposed to be a massive year for Oklahoma’s non-conference schedule.
This was supposed to be the year in which Oklahoma was going to host the Georgia Bulldogs in the first few weeks of the season. Not since Baker Mayfield planted the Oklahoma flag on Ohio State’s midfield logo had there been a more exciting early season game for Oklahoma. Not only was this supposed to be a rematch of the epic 2018 Rose Bowl playoff semifinal, but Oklahoma was welcoming the back-to-back defending champions to its house.
While this game could have been a great litmus test for Brent Venables in year two, this matchup will instead have to wait for SEC play.
With this huge matchup cancelled, Oklahoma’s non-conference schedule leaves a lot to be desired.
Home games against Arkansas State and SMU, followed by a road game at Tulsa, is not the epic showdown with the Dawgs. While this should put Oklahoma in position to be 3-0 to start the season, it also leaves very little room for error in conference play if this team wants to dream big.