Over the coming days, we will have some fun ranking the top 10 non-conference games in the 2020 Big 12 football season. Of course, we have no clue what the 2020 college football season is going to look like and how the schedule is going to play out, but as we approach the dog days of summer, let’s long for some cooler weather, cold beer and pigskin and look forward to these 10 non-conference games as we count them down from No. 10 to No. 1!
No. 10: Oklahoma at Army
This might seem like an odd choice since the game is likely to open up as a multi-touchdown spread, but remember, Army almost pulled off an incredible upset against Kyler Murray’s Sooners back in 2018. Granted, Army went 11-2 in 2018 and then went 5-8 in 2019, but it’s always special playing one of the military academies. ALSO, this game is on the road. And if you want to appreciate one of the coolest college football experiences in America, watching a football game at Army on the Hudson River is quintessential Americana.
What’s also interesting is Jeff Monken’s unique offense is one that you can prepare for all week in practice,but until you see it in person, you’re never really fully prepared. The Sooners learned that two seasons ago. And don’t forget, OU is likely to be working in a new QB in Spencer Rattler, so a redshirt freshman QB on the road early in the season can be a recipe for something interesting to happen.
Regardless, I think OU ends up getting a big win, as Army loses a lot of players on both sides of the ball, but the nostalgia of this kind of game and the pageantry around playing at Army makes this a fun one for any college football fan.
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