3. It will be a high-scoring game for both teams
This is Big 12 football, after all. Oklahoma is currently averaging 41.9 points per game, which is the highest-scoring offense in the big 12.
Quarterback Dillon Gabriel is already a Heisman contender, with 2,302 yards and 19 touchdowns. He spreads the ball around generously, with 16 different players recording receptions this year. Gabriel’s favorite target is Drake Stoops, who has 40 receptions on the year.
Oklahoma State’s defense struggles in stopping the big play down the field, and will need to step up to stop Gabriel, whose average depth of target is 9.1 yards per reception.
On the flip side you have Oklahoma State, whose offensive is relying heavily on Ollie Gordon II. He is the No. 1 running back in the nation in total yards, and this offense looks stagnant when he isn’t fed the ball.
Quarterback Alan Bowman has showed his leadership since being named the starter. He’s completing 57 percent of his passes and has only been sacked four times on the year. He will need to find his receivers in the passing game though, with senior Brennan Presley as his favorite target.