Oklahoma football vs. West Virginia rescheduled, Big 12 title implications

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Oklahoma football rescheduled its game against the West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday. The Sooners had players out during their rivalry game against Oklahoma State, and those reasons were speculated. Now Oklahoma was forced to reschedule this week’s game due to COVID-19 and contact tracing issues. The players and coaches were affected are still unknown, but the game has now be moved to Dec. 12 with the time to be announced.

Oklahoma will host Baylor next weekend at home for its last home game before going on the road to face the Mountaineers the week after. The Sooners are two games away from winning out since their last loss to Iowa State back in October.

Now that same Iowa State team is a win away from clinching its spot in the Big 12 title. The Cyclones are playing the Texas Longhorns, who will be eliminated from title hopes if Iowa State wins. If Texas wins, there would be a four-way tie atop of the conference. If Texas were to win out beating Kansas State and Kansas, then it will be Oklahoma and Texas for the Big 12 title. Texas beating Iowa State would give the Cyclones two conference losses against the Longhorns and Cowboys, who the Sooners have beat.

There is still a lot of football left, and Oklahoma still needs to win out, but even that may not secure the Big 12 title spot for the Sooners. So far the Baylor game is still on for next weekend in Norman.

I will be following the Sooners COVID issue and will update on Deceptive Speed accordingly.