Missouri Tigers (5-0) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) -10, o/u no line, 6:30 p.m. Eastern, Saturday, October 13, 2007 on Fox Sports Regional
by Jerald of Predictem.com
The Missouri Tigers will meet the Oklahoma Sooners in this battle of Big 12 leaders. Missouri comes in to this game after an impressive win against Nebraska, 41-6. Oklahoma defeated Texas last week by a score of 28-21 and is trying to get back in to the National Title picture.
Oklahoma defeated Missouri last year in Missouri by a score of 26-10.
Missouri is led by Junior QB Chase Daniel who has completed 66.8% of his passes for 1,712 yards, 15 touchdowns and 4 interception.
Oklahoma is led by Freshman QB Sam Bradford who has completed 70.7% of his passes for 1,423 yards, 18 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. The Sooners have a two headed rushing attack with DeMarco Murray (444 yards, 9 touchdowns) and Allen Patrick (411 yards, 5 touchdowns).
Missouri ranks 4th in total offense with an average of 199.0 yards rushing (5.62 yards per rush) and 357.6 yards passing per game. They rank 11th in scoring offense averaging 41.8 points per game. The Sooners offense ranks 11th in total offense averaging 216.2 yards rushing (5.34 yards per carry) and 266.0 yards passing. Oklahoma ranks 3rd in scoring offense averaging 49.7 points per game.
The Tigers defense ranks 80th in total defense giving up an average of 141.8 yards rushing (4.03 yards per carry) and 265.2 yards passing per game. They rank 38th in scoring defense giving up an average of 21.2 points per game. Oklahoma ranks 11th in total defense giving up 66.5 yards rushing (1.89 yards per carry) and 217.3 yards passing. They rank 10th in scoring defense giving up 15.8 points per game.
The Sagarin PREDICTOR ratings at USAToday.com rank the Tigers 38th at 80.5. Oklahoma ranks 1st at 98.95.
Oklahoma opened up as a 10 point favorite and the line has not moved. At the time of this writing, the public was backing the Missouri 52%-48%.
The Predictem Pick: We feel that Missouri is being overvalued because of an impressive win against a struggling Nebraska team. The Tigers had major problems on defense before that game and we expect the Sooners to exploit them. We look for the Sooners to roll to a big victory.
OKLAHOMA 42 Missouri 24