There are many ways to lose a game, but this L to Oklahoma really bothers me. It really does because it had to be a W. Straight, clean, and simple (Anne Murray, 1971).
But when your starting quarterback and your best linebacker have to leave the game, you understand there’s nothing to do. Let’s be clear, I’m not saying Jett Duffey is responsible for this loss, but with Bowman and Allen available for the entire game, things could be different.
Do you remember the game against West Virginia? A quarterback injury in the middle of the game and a loss, not very different from this one with the Sooners.
I am convinced in both of these games the Red Raiders were particularly unfortunate, and that those games could end differently if Lady Luck had watched us with different eyes.
Will this happen also on Saturday against Texas? On one side I am thrilled by the idea of Duffey stunning the Longhorns, but on the other side, I’m aware this would be a run at roulette. Jett is an outstanding athlete and made many improvements at quarterback, but he always walks on the sharp edge and the mistake is around the corner on every snap.
In every case, I expect a balanced game, in which no team has a clear lead at this moment (and bookmakers are on the same note, too). I expect the Red Raiders to fight as they did against the Sooners, but if the end will be different, I think nobody will complain. Am I wrong?