STILLWATER, OK - DECEMBER 03: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys runs the offense during play against the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The last first round game is between No. 3 Oklahoma St. Cowboys who were winners of the Big 12 and MAC champion the No. 14 seeded Northern Illinois Huskies. Both teams have an offense to keep everyone entertained, but Northern Illinois has not seen this type of offense and looking at the Huskies defense they will have an issue stopping the Oklahoma State offense.
This game probably would be interesting for a half or so since Oklahoma State's defense is less than desired, but they do force turnovers and are plus 20 in that category.
|38.3 PPG||49.3 PPG|
|481.8 Total YPG||557 Total YPG|
|247.62 Rushing YPG||170.75 Rushing YPG|
|234.2 Passing YPG||386.3 Passing YPG|
|31.1 Points allowed per game||25.8 Points allowed per game
|417.8 Yards allowed per game||445.7 Yards allowed per game|
|178.08 Rushing yards allowed per game||180.08 Rushing yards allowed per game|
|239.8 Passing yards allowed per game||265.6 Passing yards allowed per game|
|+2 Turnover margin||+20 turnover margin|
|1.92 Sacks per game||3.08 Sacks per game|
My prediction is Oklahoma State winning 49 to 24 over Northern Illinois.
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Oklahoma State (66 votes)
Northern Illinois (7 votes)
73 total votes