DALLAS -- Consider the Sooners revived. Only a week after a second-half breakdown seemed to rob Oklahoma of its lofty goals for the season, the Sooners (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) are a step closer to washing the bad taste of that 27-24 loss to Colorado out of their mouths.
Even as it trails Texas A&M (5-1, 2-0) by a game in the Big 12
standings, the South Division title still arguably runs through
Norman. OU and Texas have combined to win the past eight Big 12
South titles, and the Aggies must come to Norman in three weeks to
stay in first place.
The Sooners are back alive in the national championship picture
after losses by Southern California, Wisconsin and Florida bumped
them up to Number 6 in The Associated Press rankings.
Surviving Texas isn't the only hurdle for the Sooners. Next up
is a home game against 11th-ranked Missouri, which beat then-Number
25 Nebraska 41-to-6 Saturday.
The game will feature Sam Bradford, the nation's top-rated
passer, and Missouri's Chase Daniel, who ranks third in the nation
with an average of 380 yards of total offense per game.