Predicting the Big 12’s Biggest Upsets in 2016

Predicting the Big 12’s Biggest Upsets in 2016
By Bryan Fischer

1. Houston over Oklahoma, Sept. 3 In terms of shock value, Houston winning its opener against a team in the top five like Oklahoma wouldn’t surprise those that have followed the program under head coach Tom Herman at all. However, in terms of the race for the College Football Playoff, a Cougars win in NRG Stadium would send shockwaves across the national landscape. The Sooners were tripped up by Clemson in the Orange Bowl because they couldn’t contain a dual-threat quarterback and were worn down in the trenches. Greg Ward Jr. isn’t quite Deshaun Watson but he’s close and has a host of weapons back to attack the fresh faces on the OU defense. The Cougars are not just any old Group of Five team, they’re one built to go toe-to-toe with a juggernaut like Oklahoma… and win. Just as importantly, a loss in this one could set the table for a season of doubts for Big 12 teams around the league

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