This week would be a great time to right the ship offensively and put together a complete game against the Kansas State Wildcats. At 4-0, Oklahoma is losing respect nationally. And while all that matters is they keep winning, there is a committee of folks that determines OU’s College Football Playoff fate that needs convincing.
If the Sooners win every game, even if they’re one-score games, they should find themselves in the playoff. However, crazy as it may be, there’s a scenario where an undefeated Oklahoma team is left on the outside looking in.
Oklahoma can’t be concerned with the “eye test,” but it is a real concern. The Sooners haven’t been overly impressive aside from the second quarter against Tulane. And even in that quarter, the offense was forced to settle for three field goals in a 23 point outburst.
National observers are losing faith in the Sooners. In Dennis Dodd’s most recent power rankings for CBS Sports, he has the Oklahoma Sooners ninth after their 16-13 win over West Virginia.