The Oklahoma Sooners will go for their sixth consecutive Big 12 title, but there might be a little less on the line this time around as they get ready to play the Iowa State Cyclones. Oklahoma has been in the College Football Playoff in each of the last three seasons, but the Big 12 would need a lot of help for either of these teams to jump into the top four. The Cyclones have a chance to beat up on the big boys twice this season in what has been a fantastic year for Matt Campbell and the fans in Ames.
Here are the opening odds from DraftKings Sportsbook on the Big 12 Championship Game:
Point Spread: Oklahoma (5.5) vs. Iowa State:
Moneyline: Oklahoma (-220) Iowa State (+160)
How they got here
Oklahoma got off to a rocky start this season, losing its first two Big 12 games of the year to Kansas State and Iowa State the week after. Spencer Rattler has looked like the freshman quarterback he is at times, but he seems to have a promising future for the Sooners who finished the regular season with an 8-2 overall record including 7-2 in Big 12 play. Like Oklahoma Iowa State struggled at the start, losing 31-14 to Louisiana at home to open the season. The Cyclones finished with an 8-2 overall record and 8-1 in conference play with their lone Big 12 loss coming to Oklahoma State on Oct. 24.
There are quite a few College Football Playoff scenarios heading into the final weekend, but there aren’t a whole lot that include a Big 12 being a part of the top four. The winner of this game will head to a New Year’s Six bowl, but the loser will likely drop to the Alamo Bowl to play a Pac-12 team.
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