If College Football Had A Playoff: No. 3 Oklahoma State Vs. No. 14 Northern Illinois

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.

Northern Illinois
Oklahoma State
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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