Re­match a prob­lem and op­por­tu­nity for

Tulsa World - - Sports - Guerin Emig How would you an­tic­i­pate that go­ing?

NOR­MAN — Ok­la­homa moved from No. 5 to No. 4 in the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off rank­ings Tues­day, de­spite man­han­dling then-No. 6 TCU last week. That's it. That's a lit­tle dis­con­cert­ing.

OU isn't go­ing to en­hance its re­sume against Kansas on Satur­day. The Soon­ers might turn some heads by im­press­ing against West Vir­ginia Nov. 25.

Re­ally, though, their next op­por­tu­nity to truly per­suade the play­off com­mit­tee won't come un­til Dec. 2 in the Big 12 cham­pi­onship game, as­sum­ing they beat KU and West Vir­ginia and qual­ify. They could face No. 12 TCU or No. 13 Ok­la­homa State in Ar­ling­ton, Texas. That's a re­match ei­ther way.

And what the com­mit­tee seemed to tell the Soon­ers on Tues­day was: “Good as you looked against th­ese guys the first time, you're ad­vised to be even bet­ter the sec­ond. ”

So about re­matches... Lincoln Ri­ley paused Mon­day when asked if he has ever faced the prospect of beat­ing a team twice in one sea­son. “Good ques­tion,” he said. “.... No.”

“I don't know,” he said. “We're gonna try to beat Kansas this week. We'll cross it when we get

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