Two weeks still remain in the regular season, but conference title pictures around the country are beginning to take shape.
The Big 12 is no exception.
As it stands, Oklahoma currently headlines the league at 6-1 in Big 12 play, while TCU, Oklahoma State and West Virginia each trail at 5-2. To that end, the Horned Frogs hold the tiebreaker after previously notching wins over the Cowboys and Mountaineers, which means if Oklahoma and TCU each win out, the Big 12 title game will feature a rematch of their recent showdown.
Oklahoma won that outing in convincing fashion, pouring on 38 first half points en route to a 38-20 victory. In what’s projected to be a rematch between the Sooners and Horned Frogs with the Big 12 Championship at stake, Oklahoma currently owns a projected 7-point edge, as noted by Vegas bookmaker Chris Andrews.
Projected conference title game lines via @andrewssports:
Clemson 3 Miami
Ohio State 5 Wisconsin
Penn State 3 Wisconsin
Alabama 8 Georgia
Auburn 1 Georgia
Oklahoma 5 Okla. State
Oklahoma 7 TCU
Washington 1 USC
USC 3.5 Stanford
USC 5 Wash. State
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 14, 2017
If the aforementioned projections prove true, Oklahoma would stand as the second-most overwhelming favorite out of any potential conference title matchup, with Alabama’s projected 8-point advantage over Georgia as the headliner.
Oklahoma entered its latest meeting with TCU with nearly identical odds as a 6.5-point favorite, but of course, cruised to an 18-point victory at home.
If the Horned Frogs are presented with the opportunity at redemption with a Big 12 Championship on the line, can TCU prevent Oklahoma’s top-ranked offense from exploding for anything close to a 35-7 run again? With Oklahoma and Heisman frontrunner baker Mayfield peaking at the perfect time, that’s a tall task, as is even keeping within the projected 7-point line.
The Big 12 Championship is set for Saturday, Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.